Seaside properties have particular characteristics and the environment places unique demands on the fabric of the buildings. As experienced house surveyors, who spend a lot of time working in the Brighton area, we are the perfect choice to deal with such requirements.
London-by-the-Sea is one of Brighton’s nicknames. In the 18th century it became very popular as a health resort, particularly for bathing in the sea, favoured by the Prince Regent. With the advent of the railway in the mid-19th century, it blossomed as a must-visit destination for day-trippers from London. Today, it’s not only a lively university town but a dormitory town for London-bound commuters. Are you tempted to buy a property here?
Surveying properties in Brighton
There is a huge variety of properties available in Brighton and other coastal towns nearby such as Hove, Worthing, Saltdean and Peacehaven, and, travelling north, Lewes and Kingston. While, of course, anything with a sea view commands higher prices, further inland there’s something for everyone from terraced houses, to apartment buildings, estate properties, weather-boarded cottages on the Downs, and huge mansions. Our chartered surveyors have reported on all types.
Why choose Robinson Elliott Surveyors?
Our property surveyors are all qualified and have many years’ experience with properties throughout the Brighton area. Most of our work is acquired through personal recommendation from satisfied clients who’ve given our name to friends and family.
We are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and are RICS Registered Valuers, so our high standards are backed up at all times, for your peace of mind.
With specialised local knowledge of Brighton, we are the building surveyors in the best position to give you an accurate report and valuation based on the current local market
Our surveyors are always mindful of the additional issues which may affect the property. Salt-laden air can damage the fabric of buildings over time – for instance, steel and ironwork. Houses may be built on flood plains, or be subject to the effects of coastal erosion – and there’s always the concern of houses constantly lashed by the prevailing winds and winter storms.
A 3-bedroom house close to Brighton seafront had cavity wall insulation installed a few years ago. It suffered from an acute damp problem as a result. (The UK Government’s Energy Saving Trust states that only houses not exposed to driving rain are suitable for cavity wall insulation). To remove the insulation would have been a costly exercise. My client decided not to buy the house after all.