Trust me I’m an Estate Agent
Trust us - we are Estate Agents and Surveyors - all from the same company!
Often Estate Agents recommend Surveyors that are effectively owned by their own company, or have very close links or alliances. Estate Agents work for the seller/vendor of the property and as such receive a fee on completion of the sale and it is in their interest that the sale precedes as swiftly as possible. Estate Agents are not liable for any problems the purchaser may have with the property once the property is sold.
Caveat emptor – buyer beware
Caveat emptor is the Latin expression for buyer beware and conveys the legal position when buying a property. Be equally aware of vested interests the Estate Agents have when selling a property as they will promote Surveyors they have an alliance with.
Connells one of the UK’s largest Estate Agents have Connells Survey & Valuation Limited offer Chartered Surveyors services to carry out building surveys, home buyer reports, property valuations etc
Countrywide Estate Agents
Another leading UK Estate Agent Countrywide offer via Countrywide Property Services a surveying service with building surveys, home buyer surveys, valuations etc.
Again another one of the UK’s largest Estate Agents Colleys have their division Colleys Surveying & Valuation Experts offering surveys and valuations.
LSL Property Services
The parent company of e.surv Chartered Surveyors, Your Move and Reeds Rains Estate Agencies is LSL Property Services.