Bradleys Chartered Surveyors
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  • Brexit Bursts into Life


    Up until now, the effect of Brexit has not been massive. Some people attribute the poor housing market in London down to Brexit, but maybe the London market had run its course anyway. It has to be said the economy has done reasonably well since the Referendum. However, with Brexit now some six months away it does appear the doom-mongers are having a field day. It looks like we are facing Armageddon whether there is a deal, no deal or heaven forbid a General Election and another Referendum.


    Life apparently will not be worth living after 30th March 2019.


    But let’s look at it sensibly, from the point of view of the housing market.


    Firstly, interest rates are not likely to change, and if they do it will not be by very much.


    Secondly, mortgage availability is likely to remain the same. In the present system for the foreseeable future there will be plenty of available mortgage money.


    Thirdly, it is unlikely there will be a flood of property coming onto the market. There has been a scarcity of property available now for some years for a number of reasons and this has kept property prices up. These reasons are unlikely to change (high cost of moving etc, etc, etc).


    So, taking the main three determinates of the market altogether, the present market (which has been much the same for the last three years) with prices inching upwards, is unlikely to change much.


    However, there is no doubt that confidence is taking a bit of a bashing. And confidence in any market is very important. This confidence bashing will continue right through to next Spring. My prediction is that the market will be more difficult in the next six months. No reason at all why you should not buy or sell, but if you are to buy make sure you are getting it at a good price, and if you are to sell then you will probably have to be sensible with price if you really want to sell.


    And then in the Spring the flowers will come out and the market will burst into life, once again!


    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 Surveyor Required

Must be MRICS, FRICS or AssocRICS. Carrying out mortgage valuations and surveys on residential property. Preferably living within a 25 mile radius of Plymouth to cover the Plymouth and surrounding areas. Competitive salary and commission to be negotiated dependant on hours, experience etc. Four days a week optional. Varied interesting work and working with really good team.

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

Toms Update!

Brexit Bursts into Life


Up until now, the effect of Brexit has not been massive. Some people attribute the poor housing market in London down to Brexit, but maybe the London market had run its course anyway. It has to be said the economy has done reasonably well since the Referendum. However, with Brexit now some six months away it does appear the doom-mongers are having a field day. It looks like we are facing Armageddon whether there is a deal, no deal or heaven forbid a General Election and another Referendum.


Life apparently will not be worth living after 30th March 2019.


But let’s look at it sensibly, from the point of view of the housing market.


Firstly, interest rates are not likely to change, and if they do it will not be by very much.


Secondly, mortgage availability is likely to remain the same. In the present system for the foreseeable future there will be plenty of available mortgage money.


Thirdly, it is unlikely there will be a flood of property coming onto the market. There has been a scarcity of property available now for some years for a number of reasons and this has kept property prices up. These reasons are unlikely to change (high cost of moving etc, etc, etc).


So, taking the main three determinates of the market altogether, the present market (which has been much the same for the last three years) with prices inching upwards, is unlikely to change much.


However, there is no doubt that confidence is taking a bit of a bashing. And confidence in any market is very important. This confidence bashing will continue right through to next Spring. My prediction is that the market will be more difficult in the next six months. No reason at all why you should not buy or sell, but if you are to buy make sure you are getting it at a good price, and if you are to sell then you will probably have to be sensible with price if you really want to sell.


And then in the Spring the flowers will come out and the market will burst into life, once again!


Tom Davies

Tom Davies

Managing Director

Latest News

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!