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10% Discount on all our services

Do you serve in the Military or have done so in the past, including Gurkha regiments, perhaps now retired? All serving and retired Armed Forces personnel receive a 10% discount on all our services, all you need is your military ID Card. Just inform our team when enquiring about our services. Eyesurvey is happy to support all our armed forces both past and present. For more information on support for military staff and retired personnel please see www.britishlegion.org.uk.


WE COVER ALL ESSEX AND SOUTH SUFFOLK POSTCODES, IP, CO, CM, SS, RM & IG

 (IPSWICH, COLCHESTER, CHELMSFORD, BRAINTREE, SOUTHEND, ROMFORD, ILFORD, ETC.)


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.

"This is lead pipework - injurious to health, and must be replaced!"

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

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........!

Capital Gains Tax - Put Simply

Many find Capital Gains Tax complicated and are unsure whether their property fits into the bracket. Put simply it is calculated by valuing the property when it was bought, then once again after it has been sold; the difference between the two is known as the ‘gain’. The tax calculated is then paid into the profit of the property once the sale has gone through. As always it is difficult to know whether your home or property falls within the bracket, that’s why our staff know everything there is to know so you don’t have to. So please do not hesitate and call one of our team today for more information.

07/12/18

Inheritance Tax can be tricky

The laws around inheritance tax are very strict but can be confusing to the layperson especially around property. This tax is paid by a person who inherits assets such as property from someone who has passed away. Currently the tax is 40% above a certain threshold. We are able to value the property accurately so you know how much tax may be liable. In 30 years or more we have completed many valuations of this kind and always keep up with the rules and regulations around the law so you know you are in safe hands.

09/11/18

Expert Witness Service

Do you feel you need an expert witness to guide you through any sort of civil action. Well with over 45 years’ experience in anything from boundary, valuation or landlord and tenant disputes to business rate appeals, our highly qualified team are the perfect people to handle the job. Please don’t be hesitant in calling our team today to arrange an appointment, or instead head over to our ‘Expert Witness’ page for more information on the matter.

26/10/18

Enfranchisement - It's a tricky business. 

The word enfranchisement often seems daunting to many, but it is actually quite simple once you get your head around it. In simple terms it is the process by which a leaseholder is purchasing the freehold or being able to extend the lease on a property. Enfranchisement can be carried out on commercial and domestic properties and can determine mortgage options available to you. If this process sounds complicated, then it’s always best to seek legal advice. That’s why our team here a Eyesurvey are on hand to help you every step of the way.

15/10/18

 

Choosing the right survey 

When buying a property, whether it be commercial or residential, it is hard to know what survey is best to purchase. The three main surveys: RICS Condition Report, RICS Homebuyer Report and RICS Building Survey sound complicated to many people. Having to consider how old the property is, if it’s joined onto another property or whether its listed is enough to make anyone’s head spin when it comes to choosing the right level of surveyance. This is why our team here at Eyesurvey know all there is to know so you don’t have to. If you have any questions or queries, then please call today and we will be happy to help. Just pick up the phone and book an appointment.

28/09/18 

 

Is your property in tip top shape?  

With Autumn approaching soon it has never been a better time to prepare your house or property for the colder months ahead. We think of Autumn as the time where all the bright colours come out on the trees and leaves fall by the dozen but most are blissfully unaware of the damage the winds and rain could potentially do to our homes. Anything from crumbling masonry, cracks on walls, inside and out or simply roof tiles missing or leaking. It is best to get your house checked. So please, call our team today where our experienced staff will be on hand to help.

14/9/18

   

How to get the best from Leasehold 

Are you the owner of a domestic or commercial property and are wanting to extend the lease? Or are you wishing to purchase the freehold of your house, flat or building? Have you been experiencing problems trying to sell your flat because of the length of the lease? Here at Eyesurvey we know that enfranchisement (the legal term for leasehold regulation) can be the extremely confusing to understand at the best of times as there is so much information to take in, much of which can seem contradictory. This is why we make sure our team know everything there is to know so you don’t have to. If you are experiencing any of these issues, then please call our team today.

17/8/18

Damp in the Summer, Really? 

As the temperatures keep rising and rising most of us are unaware that damp can still occur. As most of us have experienced in the last week or so we do still get unexpected heavy rainfall which is when damp can occur. Damp is caused when a damp course is not correctly installed; if you have a lack of ventilation to a room or property. If you think damp is starting to arise in your home then do not leave it to get worse, please call our experienced team today, and they will advise you on the best course of treatment.

3/8/18

 

What are Dilapidations and what will it cost you? 

No one wants to consider dilapidation costs when ending a contract with a property owner but it does has to be factored into exit costs. Especially within commercial properties they are taken extremely seriously as it can affect the ability and timescale to rent out the property in the future. This why it is essential that you employ a Chartered Surveyor to commission a building survey, this ensures that you are not overpaying as it can be very costly. So if you are a tenant in this situation, you may think the dilapidations figure is too high or unfair and you need expert advise then please, call our team today and they will answer any questions you may have.

20/07/18

 

The Keywords are Impartial and Independent.

 

Choosing a Surveyor can be tricky even if you have used surveyor services in the past. You may have moved from where you last used a Chartered Surveyor or may not have been satisfied with the service you got. So how do you make sure you choose the right one? The Independent Surveyors & Valuers Association provide key tips on choosing including making sure the Surveyor is impartial and independent. Don't take advice from those who stand to gain from your instruction such as a mortgage broker. Get a recommendation from a friend or relative who have used them in the past. Make sure the business is local and the staff have years of experience in their field. For more information go to www.isva.org.uk

13/07/18 

Japanese Knotweed - Don't leave it to grow! 

Most people have heard of Japanese Knotweed but are unaware of the devastating consequences it can have on your property. The roots can grow up to three metres in depth, destroying foundations and drains. Removing Japanese Knotweed is tricky and even the smallest spores can enable the plant to come back. This invasive plant can cause damage running into thousands of pounds and even have mortgage applications rejected if found on the property. If you think you have Japanese Knotweed please call us for a quick assessment and we can advise how to stop the damage in its tracks.

22/06/18 

Is your home perfect for long summer days? 

All the spring cleaning is out of the way and your house is almost perfect for the summer months. The only thing stopping it from being perfect are those slight cracks in the external walls, the leaking guttering running along the side of the property or the line that appeared around the front windows. Maybe that external paintwork has peeled to reveal something damp and sinister underneath. If you notice any external issue and need advice then give us a call, it’s best to get it sorted while the sun shines! With over 45 years’ experience in the trade there is no one better.

08/06/18

What Services Do We Offer?  

What services do we offer? Here at Eyesurvey we have a complete range of services, so we are able to help with almost anything that a potential customer comes to us with. We complete valuations on both residential and commercial properties making sure your house is given the correct value. Damp issues, probate valuations, Japanese Knotweed on the property, or boundary disputes, we can help set you on the right track. If you would like to know about our services in more detail, then please call our friendly team a today.

11/05/18

 

Eyesurvey past and present 

Here at Eyesurvey we can carry out surveys, valuations and give advice on any property issue that you may have. Our business has been running successfully for over 25 years now with our most experienced staff having over 45 years in the trade. When choosing us we will ensure that your problem is dealt with as quick as possible and as efficiently as possible. If you have any queries about our previous work, then please ask a member of our staff and they will be happy to show you feedback from all of our customers past and present. So please give our friendly team a call today.

26/04/18

Business Rate Issues? 

Do you think your Business Rates on your property are too high? Here at Eyesurvey we know that getting the correct Rateable Value on your property is vital to limiting your business costs and overheads. Our team has over 45 years of experience, so an accurate measurement and valuation will be carried out. The Government is expecting to pay back £4.2 billion to businesses who overpay, and our team will do their very best to make sure some of that money goes directly to you if you have been overpaying. So please call our team today to get the ball rolling.

13/04/18

 

Neighbours not very neighbourly? 

When moving into a new property we always hope that we get along with our neighbours but as our team at Eyesurvey know that isn’t always the case. This is where disputes can arise over anything from boundaries and overhanging trees to walls and fencing being put in the wrong location. Even though you have tried to reason with them the issue will still not resolve. So, this is where our team can give you the right advice you need to make your next move. So please do not hesitate to give our team a call today.

30/03/18 

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.

16/03/18

 

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.

20/01/18

 

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.

06/01/18

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

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.

22/12/17 

PROPERTY ADVICE THIS CHRISTMAS. 

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.

15/12/17