Wisely selected, and with thorough due diligence, Rates and Rental Surveyors will take away the anxiety and pain of business rate reductions in the capital city of the UK.
Here are several pointers to assist as you research and finally select a business rate surveyor in London – or indeed anywhere across the United Kingdom.
Qualifications and Professional Accreditation
Without proper accreditation and professional qualifications, even if they have mastered the theory of property surveying, your surveyor really lacks the necessary basics. At the bare minimum, every surveyor under your consideration ought to have undertaken a degree that’s fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Some Credible Experience Working in London
The unique demand of London’s building heritage places a premium on expertise of the building surveyors. In theory, while any certified surveyor could survey properties in London, a Rates and Rental Surveyors partnership that also specialises in the capital’s building stock is likely to be more useful and effective.
Experience matters a lot, so let them tell you how their experience matches your needs, now and in the future.
Usually, first rate London surveyors come highly recommended by previous clients, business associates as well as other types of property businesses. You need to factor in such information as you make your decision. You can also ask them for references.
The Price Factor
Initially, a modest difference in the fees charged by surveyors may appear very tempting. However, remember that the small saving you make today could lead to future costs in their tens or hundreds of thousands if the selected surveyor missed something or is not qualified for the particular job.
Carry out some research before you even start talking about fees so that you will make an informed and better decision.
Trust your Intuition
It’s a fact that usually first impressions do matter. Go further than the firm’s owners or partners themselves. Did the receptionist receive or treat you well? Do the firm’s junior team members profess the declared values of the organisation? Is everybody around here approachable and consistent? You have so much at stake, so it’s always prudent to take some time and ensure you can get on well before you make the final selection.
When choosing from several Surveyors, your final choice will come down to the fees, experience of that professional, their capability and most importantly, the simple chemistry that works between the two of you. All other factors must align to these basics: there would be no point of getting the right capability and experience if you just cannot get on with the surveyor.