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GB Home Surveys expands its horizons

Here at GB Home Surveys, we’re on a recruitment drive, expanding our business to provide more surveys for customers in the process of buying (or selling) property.

We’re employing more people in a few new areas, including Taunton, the Cotswolds and the West Midlands.

Taunton is a brand new area for us, and we’re excited to offer our professional, detailed home survey services to a fresh market. As part of the groundwork, we’re looking for a number of experienced and qualified chartered surveyors to join us in this location.

Our chartered surveyors are already established in many areas, such as Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Bristol, Bath and South Wales.

If you’re looking to purchase a property in Taunton (or any of the other areas we cover), read on!

Where else do we offer RICS home surveys?

If you’re looking for a home survey in one of the following locations, drop us an email for a friendly no-commitment chat, and we’ll be delighted to get back to you:

  • Three Counties (Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire)
  • West Midlands (Warwickshire, Coventry and Birmingham)
  • South Wales
  • Bristol and Bath
  • Cotswolds
  • Taunton (brand new!)

What is the residential market like in Taunton?

In Taunton, homes tend to sell within three to four months. While house prices rose by between seven and eight per cent across the area throughout 2021, they didn’t reach the average inflation levels across the entire UK (10.2% from October to October).

Taunton house prices currently hover around £300,000 on average (some sources differ slightly). Most homes on the market are detached dwellings (far above the country’s average), while there’s also an abundance of terraced options. Semi-detached homes account for only around 20%-25% of sales, with flats taking an even smaller market share.

You can expect an excellent quality of life and cheery residents in the area – it was once voted as one of the happiest places to live in the country.

Looking for a home surveyor in Taunton?

We’re open for business, as usual. If you’re a buyer and looking for a home survey in Taunton, feel free to contact us.

We currently offer three different levels of RICS home surveys. These are:

  • RICS Home Survey Level 1 (Valuation)– a valuation is the simplest home survey. It involves a chartered surveyor heading out to a home to independently value it. This way, you can be sure that you’re submitting a sensible offer for the property. (Note that a RICS valuation is different from a mortgage valuation, where the lender instructs a valuation of their own.)
  • RICS Home Survey Level 2 – a Level 2 home survey is much more detailed than a valuation. It involves a general check across the property as a whole. In the report, the chartered surveyor will note down any faults they find, such as signs of damp, roof problems, or subsidence. This survey level is usually most appropriate for the average building – relatively new homes made with conventional building materials.
  • RICS Home Survey Level 3 – with a Level 3 RICS home survey, you’ll get everything from the Level 1 (Valuation) and Level 2 surveys, but with an additional focus on structural integrity. The Level 3 home survey is as in-depth as we can go. It is generally requested by anyone purchasing properties such as barn conversions, historic buildings, extensively renovated or extended homes, or farms.

How do I choose a surveyor for a home survey?

When instructing a chartered surveyor, you’ll be looking to get back an accurate, detailed report on a property’s condition. Most importantly, you’ll want to know about any potential problems with the home and how serious they might be.

As such, hiring a chartered surveyor that’s vetted, qualified, trusted, reliable and experienced is essential. Before instructing someone, do as many background checks as you can. Check out their previous reviews and what experience they have.

Crucially, it’s vital to check that they’re RICS registered. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors holds its members to a strict code of professionalism, ethics and conduct, ensuring they’re all kept up-to-date with training.

All our chartered surveyors here at GB Home Surveys are registered with RICS, meaning you can trust them to get the job done and get it done well.

We have plenty of availability, including in our newer areas such as Taunton. If you need a home survey before buying your new home, you’re very welcome to drop us an email at contact@gbhomesurveys.co.uk, and we’ll get back to you within the next couple of days!

Looking for a quote, or maybe you have a question? Get in touch today.

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