We generally agree a lump sum fee with a client for much of our work, such as for survey reports and design work. This provides you with a fixed cost for our services, which can enable you to set your budget from the outset.
With larger construction works a percentage fee is applied when we provide project management services. Sometimes an hourly rate is agreed when it is difficult to define the scope of the services or how long it will take to complete.
In addition to our fees, expenses such as planning and building regulation fees are payable. There will be other consultant’s fees to be considered such as that of a structural engineer.
We do not charge VAT and due to our limited over heads fees are very competitive. Also, you can be assured that you will have a fully qualified Chartered Building Surveyor working for you all of the time.
We provided no obligation quotations and can meet with you at no cost to discuss design projects. Our fees are subject to 14 day payment terms.
We always advise that you get quotes from two or three RICS members before selecting one to do the job at the agreed price.
Why use a Chartered Surveyor
We are Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Building Surveyors.
‘Chartered’ is the mark which demonstrates that a Surveyor has achieved the ‘Gold Standard’ of professional competence.
A Chartered Building Surveyor will have been assessed by a peer group of experienced industry professionals, and judged to have the blend of technical and commercial skills and experience required to operate at the highest level in today’s property and construction markets.
Members of the RICS are bound by the rules of the Institution which includes a requirement to carry Professional Insurances and abide by Codes of Ethics and Practice as a protection to their clients.
Benefits to the client of using a Chartered Building Surveyor are numerous, but typically include the following:
- Increased confidence that the surveyor has acquired the skills and expertise required to deliver the service required
- Confidence that the surveyor has adequate professional indemnity insurance
- Access to an independent complaints handling procedure that is available on request