At HardingBond Property Consultants we offer
professional property services for homes and businesses across the South East. As RICS accredited surveyors in Hastings our
company combines the industry experience of its founders to provide bespoke,
impartial advice and reports for clients in East Sussex, Kent and London. With
over thirty years’ providing expert reports and maintain excellent customer
satisfaction, you can be sure that our friendly, focused
team at HardingBond can help with any surveying requirements you may have.
Among our most popular services are our property surveys, which follow the format approved by RICS, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. While a mortgage valuation is conducted only for the benefit of your lender and won’t tell you anything about the condition of the property you are about to buy, a RICS survey provides an in-depth understanding of your new home, highlighting potential problems and helping you avoid expensive, urgent repair bills once you move in.
The RICS Condition Report is a level 1 inspection that documents the condition of your home on the day of the inspection. If any defects or potential hazards are apparent then this will be highlighted in your report. The report is presented using a traffic light system to indicate the severity of any issues found, and if an area of the property cannot be sufficiently inspected, the surveyor should make a note of this. The Condition Reports is best for homes that appear to be in a good working order and to give purchasers peace of mind when they get the keys.
The Building Survey is the most in-depth inspection offered by RICS, and is most suitable for larger homes, period properties and buildings that are in obvious need of repair. The report will provide exceptional detail about all accessible interior and exterior parts of the property, using the same traffic light system as the other reports to indicate the urgency with which problems should be addressed. Where access is not possible, your surveyor will make an informed judgement about potential hidden problems and include these in the report, along with recommendations and cost estimates for repair and maintenance.
At HardingBond, we routinely carry out work relating to the Party Wall etc Act 1996, including surveys and representation for those involved in party wall matters. We are happy to work on behalf of one client or both, as an agreed surveyor across Hastings, East Sussex and beyond.
Where homeowners are planning construction, alteration or excavation on or near a party wall, our team can provide expert advice about staying within the law. We will help you to identify which aspects of your project fall under the Act, determine who will need to be legally notified of the work and represent your interests when drawing up a Party Wall Award, if necessary.
HardingBond also provide advice to those that have been made aware of planned work affecting their party wall, either through an informal conversation, being served formal Notice or from being disrupted once work has started without warning. Whether you are looking for advice about consenting or dissenting to a Notice or would like your own surveyor to represent you in coming to an agreement with your neighbour, we can help.
HardingBond Property Consultants also offers a number of services tailored for commercial ventures, including Schedules of Dilapidations for tenants and landlords. The qualified surveyors also offer Project Monitoring for commercial builds and are able to act as an Employer Agent for design and build schemes.
Designed to help you make an informed decision about investing in a new commercial property, our specialist commercial surveys can be tailored to your specific requirements. Do you want a superficial overview or a detailed analysis of every room? Speak to our team to discuss your needs and we will produce a valuable, cost-effective report to help you make the most from your investment.
Schedules of Dilapidations are essential for establishing the liability of landlords and tenants for making right alterations, damage and wear and tear on a commercial property. When employed by a tenant, we make sure that they only carry out repairs as required by their lease agreement or pay compensation to a fair and reasonable amount. On behalf of landlords, we ensure that tenants follow the requirements of their end of lease agreement and negotiate repairs or monetary settlement if required.