Our service does not stop upon the delivery of your survey; we will always make time to talk to you about the content and the implications of certain aspects of the report.

We realise that buying a home may be the biggest purchase and financial commitment that you are likely to make, and our survey may be the deciding factor. We would like to think that we offer an exceptional service, especially to first time buyers.
A Short Introduction

Welcome to AM Surveys

Our principal, Andrew McColl, is a 60-year-old surveyor living just outside Billericay, Essex, with a vast wealth of experience, having been involved in the construction and the housebuilding industry since leaving school and now specialising in comprehensive and affordable surveys for the home buyer. With our small team, we are independent surveyors with no corporate handcuffs or time restraints and can, therefore, give a better value-for-money service

Our reputation has been built on providing reliable and personal service to all our clients, big or small, corporate or private. Our surveyors take full responsibility for their services, leaving you free to concentrate on your day-to-day business.

Speed, efficiency and attention to detail are the keystones of our practice, so you can have the confidence to rely on us to deliver on time, on budget and with minimal fuss.

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Why AM Surveys?

Independent surveyors, no corporate handcuffs or time restraint

Speed, efficiency and attention to detail are the keystones of the practice

Service does not stop upon the delivery of your survey

Excellent reputation, solid professionalism and customer care

Always make time to talk to you about the content and the implications of the report

Members of many of the leading trade bodies of the industry

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A Few FAQs....

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That's an astute question. There is definitive data to pinpoint an exact figure for price reductions following surveys. Approximately 15 years ago, the average reduction was around £2,500, with 1 in 10 cases exceeding £10,000. Adjusting for inflation, these numbers would indeed be higher today. Furthermore, we're in a buyers’ market now, which can give purchasers an advantageous position during negotiations.

Interestingly, many often decide on a house within 10 to 15 minutes. It's a faster decision than most would take when buying a car. When an offer is made on a house, it's typically based on visible factors and known issues. Should a survey unearth additional problems, it can provide valuable leverage for genuine negotiation. Perhaps the property you're eyeing is in impeccable condition; however, to illustrate the spectrum of possibilities, we recently conducted a survey where identified defects would amount to more than £100,000 in repairs. We know that many customers save money, but it is not a question that we actively ask customers. Further discounts vary depending on economic conditions, such as “Is it a sellers' or buyers' market?”

We can't advise you on price negotiation, but we hope our reports are beneficial to you in highlighting areas of concern.

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No. If you need a mortgage to buy your house then a lender will need you to pay for a mortgage valuation report. However, this is not a survey and should not be mistaken as such. A mortgage valuation report is just that - a valuation of the property for the mortgage lender to confirm that the property is worth the amount that you want to borrow. However, this report will only highlight obvious defects. For a full survey the surveyor works for the buyer and will conduct a more detailed examination into the property's structural integrity, repairs, maintenance and condition.

Buying a house or flat is one of the most expensive outlays most people make during their lives. Every house and flat is different in construction and condition, and many properties have been altered and extended over the years. The report will cover all these areas with appropriate advice. Unknown defects and problems can also be expensive to resolve. A proper survey is an excellent independent written record of the condition of the building at the time of purchase. The report can also be used to re-negotiate the price. The report's conclusion provides advice on the property's condition for its age with a list of defects, repairs, maintenance requirements, and points to be aware of. 

AMSurveys are experts on Listed Building Surveys. For more information on reasons to get a survey done, see here.

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