Bradleys Chartered Surveyors
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  • Slow start to 2017


    2017 has started off like a damp squib. January was particularly unexciting with not much happening. Is it due to Brexit and President Trump? The quick answer is ‘No’.


    January is traditionally the quietest time of the year, due to the after effects of Christmas and the New Year, and being usually the worst weather of the winter months. A very different scenario to the beginning of 2016 which exploded into a flood of transactions right from the start. But this was because of the Stamp Duty increase for Buy To Let properties.


    I see the general consensus of opinion amongst the commentators is that 2017 is likely to be slightly quieter than 2016, with just a small increase in prices. I would agree with this. But not because of hard financial facts, it just simply feels like the market is steadying up.


    So, a good time to buy or sell?


    Certainly a good time to sell. There is a scarcity of property available on the market and more buyers than properties. So if you are considering selling, now is the time. My one word of advice though, is to be reasonable on asking price. People are walking away from properties which are over priced.


    So, is it a good time to buy?


    Well, if you are looking for a property you might be out of luck as there is not an awful lot coming to the market and not much to choose from. My advice is to be patient and as we get nearer the Spring there will be more properties coming to the market, and more to choose from. And, of course, make sure you have a survey before you buy!


    Tom Davies

    Tom Davies

    Managing Director

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  • About Us
  • Bradleys Surveyors are a firm of Chartered Surveyors with vast experience operating throughout the core of the West Country, providing a straightforward and thorough service throughout Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset.


    Our RICS accredited Surveyors can aid you in a wide range of property services such as a Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report to assist you with your house purchase or one of the various valuations we specialise in. We have expertise in both residential and commercial property to satisfy our many different clients.


    Recent research has revealed that up to 90% of the residential properties inspected today suffer from some kind of defect. As a result, many buyers are unknowingly setting themselves up with the average bill of £5,750 to overcome hidden problems which would have been acknowledged by one of our surveyors in a report often costing as little as 10% of that bill! For many purchasing a property will be the largest investment of their life so don’t delay in gaining friendly and comprehensive reassurance from one of our surveyors today!

  • Homebuyers Report
  • The RICS HomeBuyer Report is a user friendly document presenting clear recommendations to the client, providing that extra reassurance before commitment to purchase is made. Comments are made in respect of the interior and exterior structure, services, grounds and legal issues in conjunction with a traffic light condition rating system. The knowledge of any existing or potential areas of concern allows the client to make a reasoned and informed judgement on their future home.

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  • Building Surveys
  • The most comprehensive survey available, a Building Survey will provide a technical breakdown of construction and condition of the structure and its main components. Any existing or potential defects will be identified, an opinion on origin given along with recommendations to overcome and prevent in the future. Information regarding specific issues such as structural movement, timber defects and dampness will be included providing you with a detailed assessment of your future home.

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  • Valuations
  • Our Chartered Surveyors are highly experienced in undertaking a wide range of valuation services, all in accordance with RICS standards. We can provide you with a valuation for many purposes (both residential and commercial) including Matrimonial Disputes, Probate/Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax and more. On contact with a member of our friendly, knowledgeable staff we will be able to understand your needs and direct you appropriately and efficiently.

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  • Specialist Services
  • In addition, we at Bradleys Surveyors also offer a range of specialist services to meet our vast experience of this unique area of tht your survey needs. These include Expert Witness Reports, Concrete Testing and Professional Consultant’s Certificates to name a few. With the many issues specific to Cornwall, Devon and Somersee Country will fill you with confidence in all aspects of survey work.

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Career Opportunities

Qualified Chartered Required

Must be MRICS or FRICS. Carrying out mortgage valuations and surveys on residential property. Must have a driving licence. Preferably living within a 25m radius of Exeter. Competitive salary and commission to be negotiated dependant on hours, experience etc. 4 or 5 days a week optional. Varied interesting work.

To apply for this position please send your CV to sueshears@beagroup.co.uk

Toms Update!

Slow start to 2017


2017 has started off like a damp squib. January was particularly unexciting with not much happening. Is it due to Brexit and President Trump? The quick answer is ‘No’.


January is traditionally the quietest time of the year, due to the after effects of Christmas and the New Year, and being usually the worst weather of the winter months. A very different scenario to the beginning of 2016 which exploded into a flood of transactions right from the start. But this was because of the Stamp Duty increase for Buy To Let properties.


I see the general consensus of opinion amongst the commentators is that 2017 is likely to be slightly quieter than 2016, with just a small increase in prices. I would agree with this. But not because of hard financial facts, it just simply feels like the market is steadying up.


So, a good time to buy or sell?


Certainly a good time to sell. There is a scarcity of property available on the market and more buyers than properties. So if you are considering selling, now is the time. My one word of advice though, is to be reasonable on asking price. People are walking away from properties which are over priced.


So, is it a good time to buy?


Well, if you are looking for a property you might be out of luck as there is not an awful lot coming to the market and not much to choose from. My advice is to be patient and as we get nearer the Spring there will be more properties coming to the market, and more to choose from. And, of course, make sure you have a survey before you buy!


Tom Davies

Tom Davies

Managing Director

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About Us

Bradleys Surveyors are a firm of Chartered Surveyors with vast experience operating throughout the core of the West Country, providing a straightforward and thorough service throughout Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset.


Our RICS accredited Surveyors can aid you in a wide range of property services such as a Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report to assist you with your house purchase or one of the various valuations we specialise in. We have expertise in both residential and commercial property to satisfy our many different clients.


Recent research has revealed that up to 90% of the residential properties inspected today suffer from some kind of defect. As a result, many buyers are unknowingly setting themselves up with the average bill of £5,750 to overcome hidden problems which would have been acknowledged by one of our surveyors in a report often costing as little as 10% of that bill! For many purchasing a property will be the largest investment of their life so don’t delay in gaining friendly and comprehensive reassurance from one of our surveyors today!