When it comes to selecting a Chartered Surveyor for your business, it is important to consider their areas of specialism and expertise. Just as in many other professions, Surveyors often develop a specialism in a particular area of work. Whilst some Chartered Surveyors mainly focus on residential property, others will work with business clients, surveying and providing advice on commercial premises.  

The right surveyor can offer invaluable insight and advice throughout the entire process, from the initial survey to the final report. Here we look at how to choose the right surveyor for your commercial property transaction.

One of the first things to consider when selecting a Chartered Surveyor is to check their qualifications and experience. It is important to make sure that the Surveyor you choose has the relevant qualifications and experience in the particular field of your project. Each Surveyor should have a portfolio of past projects that demonstrate their ability to provide an accurate and comprehensive survey.

It’s worth noting here that Chartered Surveyors are different to Surveyors. It may surprise you to learn that anyone can call themselves a Surveyor, even if they don’t have any qualifications! To use the title ‘Chartered’ (ie. MRICS qualified), an individual must go through a rigorous RICS process of training, pass a difficult assessment and continue to develop their expertise throughout their career.

In addition to qualifications and experience, it is also important to consider the Chartered Surveyor’s areas of specialism. Surveying covers a variety of different topics, such as valuation surveying, building surveying, and dilapidations. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the surveyor you choose has the right skills and knowledge to carry out the specific surveying task.

Another factor to consider is the Chartered Surveyor’s reputation. It is important to research the background of the individual and the firm; checking references and testimonials. This will give you a better understanding of the Surveyor’s work and the quality of their surveys.

Finding a locally based Chartered Surveyor can also be very beneficial, particularly with regard to property valuations, as they will be more familiar with values of property in the local region

Any transaction involving a commercial property will usually involve a level of risk and seeking the right advice can make all the difference. By taking the time to do your research, you can be sure to obtain the guidance that you need to help ensure you make the right decision.

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