Bradleys Chartered Surveyors
  • Toms Update
  • Spring is here!


    With all the rain and snow of the last two months it will be a blessed relief for most of us to get to the spring. If you are lucky enough, like some friends of mine, you can disappear off to Barbados for a couple of weeks. Just to get rid of the winter blues, and to top up your sun tan. The rest of us have to make the most of the daffodils, the birds singing, and a few of those glorious spring days which come along once or twice a week.


    But what about the property market?


    After a slow start to the year will we see a return to lots of selling and buying, and property prices on a relentless upwards march?


    Well, no. Not quite.


    Traditionally in the summer there is increased activity with more properties buying and selling than in the winter months. This will not change.


    I see a return to the market of the professional property buyer and developer. Those in the know, who can spot a good buy. Very often unmortgageable properties that can quickly be turned into high income rentals. But normal Buy To Let properties for individual buyers, however, are becoming less and less attractive.


    As far as the general residential market is concerned, property prices are unlikely to move much in 2018. You are unlikely to find a ‘bargain’, but you have to be really sure you get good value for money. It makes sense to have a survey – you don’t want to penny pinch when buying your dream home, and find you need to spend £20,000 in ten years time on a new roof. And because there will continue to be a shortage of supply of property on the market, there won’t be a lot to choose from. So, if the perfect house comes along you might just have to pay a bit more for it. But do get a survey, for the sake of £500/£600 it is worth checking you are not buying a spring surprise, and end up with a summer of regret.


    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!

Spring is here!


With all the rain and snow of the last two months it will be a blessed relief for most of us to get to the spring. If you are lucky enough, like some friends of mine, you can disappear off to Barbados for a couple of weeks. Just to get rid of the winter blues, and to top up your sun tan. The rest of us have to make the most of the daffodils, the birds singing, and a few of those glorious spring days which come along once or twice a week.


But what about the property market?


After a slow start to the year will we see a return to lots of selling and buying, and property prices on a relentless upwards march?


Well, no. Not quite.


Traditionally in the summer there is increased activity with more properties buying and selling than in the winter months. This will not change.


I see a return to the market of the professional property buyer and developer. Those in the know, who can spot a good buy. Very often unmortgageable properties that can quickly be turned into high income rentals. But normal Buy To Let properties for individual buyers, however, are becoming less and less attractive.


As far as the general residential market is concerned, property prices are unlikely to move much in 2018. You are unlikely to find a ‘bargain’, but you have to be really sure you get good value for money. It makes sense to have a survey – you don’t want to penny pinch when buying your dream home, and find you need to spend £20,000 in ten years time on a new roof. And because there will continue to be a shortage of supply of property on the market, there won’t be a lot to choose from. So, if the perfect house comes along you might just have to pay a bit more for it. But do get a survey, for the sake of £500/£600 it is worth checking you are not buying a spring surprise, and end up with a summer of regret.


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!