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Residential Surveys

Essex Surveyors

As part of Beresfords Group, we are able to offer residential work via Chekes surveyors who operate throughout Essex, London and the South East of England. Chekes surveyors are RICS certified and are the ideal company to talk to if you are looking for building surveys in Essex and beyond. Their friendly team will talk you through the options available and our competitive pricing means you won’t be paying over the odds. Get in touch with us today for a no-commitment chat and advice.


Valuation Surveyors

A valuation surveyor carries out valuations on residential, commercial or industrial property, organises its sale or rent and advises on investment, development and management of properties. You may also hear them be described as commercial or residential surveyors.


Homebuyers Report

A Homebuyer report (or Homebuyers Survey) is our most popular survey because it provides concise and affordable advice relating to the condition of a property and will also alert a client to any potential defects in advance of them completing their purchase.
It consists of a comprehensive visual inspection of all accessible areas and comments on the external and internal parts of the property along with its related services and outbuildings.

Building Surveyors in Essex

Chekes are one of the most established surveying practices in the South East of England.  We can help you with Building Survey Reports & Building Surveyors in Essex.

Building Survey Reports

A Building Survey  is one of the most detailed survey reports available and involves a thorough visual inspection of the outside and inside of the property as well as the related services and outbuildings. A Building Survey can report on any type of property, but is particularly relevant to those which are listed, old, or in a poor state of repair. It would also be recommended for any properties built of non-traditional materials.
The building survey reports contain detailed descriptions of the methods of construction and materials used within each main part of the property. It will also describe the actual cause of any particular defects and provide appropriate advice on essential repairs and any future maintenance considerations. Where necessary, guidance is given regarding the need to obtain specialist reports or quotations so you are aware of the full extent and costs associated with relevant repairs and future maintenance.
Finally legal advisers have critical information to hand within the report should certain aspects need to be verified with the current homeowner and if an estimated property value or an insurance reinstatement cost are required, the surveyor can include these upon request at an additional cost.

Help to Buy Valuations

If you’re now at the stage where you want to sell your Help to Buy home, or maybe you want to change the equity you have, our Help to Buy valuations service will provide an Independent Help to Buy report for you to put forward to the Help to Buy Scheme.

What do we get in our Help to Buy Report?

Your Help to Buy report will cover all the requirements set out by Target HCA, the entity that administers the Help to Buy Scheme on behalf of the government.

Why do I need a report?

The following guidance is provided by the government:
Regardless of what your plans are, a valuation is needed you get the current value of your home. This needs to be made by acertified RICS surveyor and it is something that you need to request and pay for, then pass to Homes England.