Bradleys Chartered Surveyors
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  • Dissecting the facts


    One of the interesting things about the property market (and some people will say annoying things) is that we are awash with facts, figures and statistics virtually on a daily basis. These can often give the wrong impression and it is most important that they are looked at in context.


    I see that one of the more frivolous facts just released was that house prices in 65% of areas near major music festivals in the past ten years have increased, compared with 55% in the rest of the UK. Probably absolutely nothing to do with music, but mainly down to those festivals being located in areas which are going to be more affluent.


    I see that Rightmove tells us that the number of houses coming to the market in June 2017 was 7.6% more than in the same period last year. This may well be true in the UK as a whole but the ups and downs of the property market is much more localised than ever and volatility of prices are now more strongly affected by things like local employment, new roads etc. My spies tell me that there is still a shortage of available property.


    We have all heard of those wealthy Johnny foreigners buying up our smart expensive homes in London, to the detriment of the poor old British Tommy that cannot afford them. However, I do see that the number of British homes owned by foreign landlords have fallen to 5%, down from 12% in 2010, apparently due to the changes in the tax law that we have seen over the last few years.


    Some important news is that we have reopened our commercial agency arm, under the wing of Bradleys Surveyors. Anyone looking to sell or let their office, hotel, shop, pub etc., do not hesitate to telephone in the first instance our high flying man of the moment, Andy Cook on 01392 432346.


    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!

Dissecting the facts


One of the interesting things about the property market (and some people will say annoying things) is that we are awash with facts, figures and statistics virtually on a daily basis. These can often give the wrong impression and it is most important that they are looked at in context.


I see that one of the more frivolous facts just released was that house prices in 65% of areas near major music festivals in the past ten years have increased, compared with 55% in the rest of the UK. Probably absolutely nothing to do with music, but mainly down to those festivals being located in areas which are going to be more affluent.


I see that Rightmove tells us that the number of houses coming to the market in June 2017 was 7.6% more than in the same period last year. This may well be true in the UK as a whole but the ups and downs of the property market is much more localised than ever and volatility of prices are now more strongly affected by things like local employment, new roads etc. My spies tell me that there is still a shortage of available property.


We have all heard of those wealthy Johnny foreigners buying up our smart expensive homes in London, to the detriment of the poor old British Tommy that cannot afford them. However, I do see that the number of British homes owned by foreign landlords have fallen to 5%, down from 12% in 2010, apparently due to the changes in the tax law that we have seen over the last few years.


Some important news is that we have reopened our commercial agency arm, under the wing of Bradleys Surveyors. Anyone looking to sell or let their office, hotel, shop, pub etc., do not hesitate to telephone in the first instance our high flying man of the moment, Andy Cook on 01392 432346.


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!