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Dark lines on roof timbers show water entry - ask us!

At Eyesurvey we like to keep our customers up to date with news of work we have been involved in from the normal run of the mill surveys to the more unusual drain problems that can arise!

You may find it useful to take a look through our Eyesurvey News page to see if you can see something similar to an issue you currently have and the solution options to resolve it. 

Or if you want to see the range of issues we deal with in both commercial and domestic property then this area is a good place to start with examples of what can go wrong and how to fix it.

Jan 18 - Obvious and severe dampness, if you have this in your property ask us what to do!

Jan 18 - A very nasty surprise on opening a drain for this customer. Ask our team how to fix this.  

We DO get asked to do odd things sometimes...

This balcony had been described in all the leases as communal to the whole block by mistake, but the only access to it was through one flat. That flat-owner didn't want every other owner charging through his living room, so the others had to be paid to take that balcony off their leases. We had to value the balcony, its value was then shared between the other owners, and our man then had his living room - and the balcony - to enjoy in peace........!

Spring Is Nearly Here!

Spring is just around the corner so at Eyesurvey we strongly recommend that you get outside to see what effect the long winter has taken on your property. Drains, gutters, pointing, damp patches, paintwork, windows, doors, woodwork, the list is endless. It is well worth completing a thorough investigation around the inside and outside of your property from the foundations to the roof, inside the loft space and garden area. s

Something that may have seemed small last Autumn may have become an bigger issue during the cold months. If you do notice anything like damp, cracks around windows or walls, drainage problems call our team to get a clear picture of how to rectify the problem.



Probate - How Eyesurvey Can Help. ​​

A Grant of Probate is required to administer the estate of a person who has died. If a loved one has passed away and has left a Will, this legal document confirms the Executor has authorisation to deal with their assets, which can include a property or properties, money and belongings. Probate can be a long and drawn out process and will come with its stresses. A Chartered Surveyor can be of immense assistance, and our team at Eyesurvey have dealt with numerous Probate cases. Our staff have the knowledge and expertise to assist with this process, thus ensuring it is concluded with as minimal stress as possible to the client. Please do not hesitate to contact Eyesurvey for further assistance.



The Correct Valuation of Your Property is key!

 If an Estate Agent gives you a valuation or market appraisal of your property, the Estate Agent is not liable if the valuation is inaccurate. Several major factors are taken into account at Eyesurvey when a property is valued such as school catchment area, development plans and the level of demand. It is also very important to know the local area. Eyesurvey can make an accurate, reliable valuation of your property, giving the best quality service. Please contact our team today.




We wish all our customers, past, present, and future a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year! Our dedicated and experienced team at Eyesurvey have provided a variety of professional services, for both residential and commercial properties over the years including, probate, property valuations, business rates and boundary disputes, the list of our services is endless, and we very much look forward to serving our customers throughout 2018.




During the festive period people are very busy organising for the coming holidays, buying presents, arranging visits, attending nativity plays and parties. It is also the season for cold weather and windy days which can damage property or make issues worse. Don't ignore that leaky guttering, window that does not shut properly or damp patch on the wall. The last thing you need is an emergency and expensive callout around Christmas. Call our team to look at your property today so anything can be fixed in time for the celebrations ensuring you and your property have a very happy and warm Christmas.




Capital Gains Tax is a tax paid on the profit of a property once it is sold. Capital Gains Tax is calculated by valuing the property at the time it was bought and again valuing the property when it is sold. This amount is known as the ‘gain’. If you feel you that your property may fall into this category, please get in touch with Eyesurvey Chartered Surveyors. Our experienced team have extensive knowledge in this area and can provide you with a detailed valuation, to give an accurate property valuation and, if your property does come under the Capital Gains Tax bracket, our team at Eyesurvey can guide you through the whole process. Don’t delay, please give Eyesurvey a call today. 

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Inheritance tax is a tax paid by a person who inherits money, assets, or property from someone who has died. Inheritance tax is charged at 40% but is only charged on a proportion of the Estate which is above the threshold. If you have recently inherited a property you may be liable to this tax, but it is dependent on the sum involved. The property should be accurately valued to ascertain how much tax is due, if any. Inheritance is an extremely complicated field, with various rules and regulations which must be adhered to. Eyesurvey have completed hundreds of valuations over the years and have extensive knowledge in this field. If you feel you do need expert advice, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced team at Eyesurvey Chartered Surveyors – we are here to help.




From business rates appeals, boundary disputes, rate changes, landlord and tenants disputes or valuation disputes, Eyesurvey have over 45 years of experience in the expert witness field. If you feel you need an expert witness, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced staff, who will help and guide you through any civil action you may be contesting. Or, alternatively, please see our 'Expert Witness' page of our website, for further information.




Enfranchisement is the process of purchasing the freehold by a leaseholder, or a leaseholder being able to extend the length of the lease. The process can be completed for both domestic and commercial property. If you are considering buying the freehold of the property or you maybe you are thinking of extending the lease of your property, legal advice should always be obtained. Please do not delay in contacting Eyesurvey, we have many years of experience in this field, and will be pleased guide you through the process. 



Choosing the right survey to purchase when buying a property can be difficult, as there are many to choose from. There are factors which need to be taken into account, such as how old the property is, whether it is listed, had alterations or if it adjoins another property. There are three main reports to choose from, which are the RICS Condition Report, RICS Homebuyer Report and RICS Building Survey, all of which are guided by the RICS, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Our team at Eyesurvey can guide you through this process and advise you of the best survey to choose. 




Autumn is nearly here! This usually brings with it unsettled weather in the form of heavy rain, blustery winds, falling leaves and decreasing temperatures, all of which could cause a variety of problems for our properties, both inside and out. For example, leaking roof tiles, crumbling masonry, cracks on outside walls, leaking guttering and rotting wood. Now is the time to check your property before the weather takes a turn for the worse! If you do uncover any problems and are not sure how to proceed, give Eyesurvey a call. We can inspect your property, assess the damage, and provide you with the best course of action to take. Don’t delay – check your property today! 




Are you a leasehold property owner wishing to buy the freehold of your house, flat, or building or want to extend a lease, whether it is a commercial or domestic property? Or are you having problems with trying sell your flat due to the length of the term of the lease? Enfranchisement can be very confusing, considering the amount of information available, it’s difficult to see the wood from the trees! Here at Eyesurvey, we have a great deal of knowledge and experience of dealing with Enfranchisement issues. Why not give us a call, where our experienced team will be pleased to advise you. 




We may be in the height of the summer months but damp does still happen. Many think that damp occurs only in the wetter autumn or winter months and indeed it can seem worse but it does occur even in August (we are experiencing the rainiest August on record!) Damp is caused by all sorts of problems from lack of ventilation to a damp course being install incorrectly or damage to external walls or windows. The cause of the damp mainly determines how it is treated so it never returns. So don't leave it to guess work. Our team at Eyesurvey know damp inside and out, so give us a call on 01206 545139. 




Put simply, dilapidation means disrepair. In commercial property, dilapidations can have serious consequences for business tenants and signing a commercial lease should not be taken lightly. Therefore, it is imperative a Chartered Surveyor should be employed to commission a building survey. Dilapidation claims can be extremely costly and stressful for commercial tenants. If you are a tenant whose landlord is issuing a claim against you, and you need think you may need professional help, do not hesitate to contact our dedicated team at Eyesurvey, who will be pleased to assist you. 




Japanese Knotweed is a rapidly spreading, aggressive weed with its root system growing up to 3 metres in depth. It lies dormant in the winter but grows extremely quickly in the summer. It has devastating consequences if it comes into contact with buildings and properties. The weed is strong enough to force its way into foundations and drains. If you suspect you have Japanese Knotweed in your property, please do not delay in contacting Eyesurvey today. We can carry out several surveys and reports to assess your situation. If you are in doubt, and need advice, please give Eyesurvey a call, our experienced team are here to help. 




Most of us have neighbours and in an ideal world we would all like to get on. This does not always happen and sometimes neighbours have disputes. These can be about all manner of things, including boundaries, overhanging trees, walls, or fencing being erected in the wrong location. If you feel you may need expert help and you think a situation has gone too far, Eyesurvey are here for you. Our team of experts will be able to point you on the right path. Please do not hesitate to give Eyesurvey a call to find out what would be the right course of action for you.