Costa Blanca Surveys

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Nicola Jefferies

BSc BA DipArch MRICS

Buying and owning a home in a foreign country, with unfamiliar laws and customs can be a daunting experience. Owners and buyers often prefer the security of an independant report on their home or potential purchase.

This is exactly where I can help. I am a UK Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) with additional qualifications in Architecture and over 20 years experience in all types of property. I have lived in Alcalali, in the Jalon Valley, for eight years, and my family have owned property in Spain for over 25 years.

I offer a range of services from a Building Condition Report on your new home to designing your bespoke villa, including:

Certificate of Energy Efficiency (CEE)

I am now able to offer a service providing the CEE for a fixed fee of 250.00€ including IVA for most properties. Contact me for more information.

CEE

 

Finding your ideal home within a realistic budget.
• Providing a Building Condition Survey and Market Valuation.
• Energy efficient bespoke design and build.
• Guidance through the legal process, coordinating your advisors (legal, financial etc) to ensure a swift transaction, thoroughly executed.
Building Condition Report

Which? and The Council of Mortgage Lenders advise you to get a survey before you buy: "Using the services of an RICS surveyor offers real peace of mind because:
•           They give you clear, impartial expert advice
•           They act in your interest.
•           They are tightly regulated and have strict codes of conduct to protect you – including proper insurance.
•           RICS members have to update their skills and knowledge throughout their careers, so you can rely on their expertise.
•           You are further protected by their complaints service.”

”Your house is likely to be one of the most expensive purchases you ever make – you need to know as much as you can about the property before you buy it, so having a survey makes good sense – and could save you thousands of pounds in costly repair bills." The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

A Building Condition Report will highlight existing and potential defects of a building, giving you, the potential purchaser, a firm basis on which to make what could be one of the most important decisions of your life.

If you have specific worries about the building you are going to buy, I would be happy to discus your concerns in detail. A survey can also be used to negotiate a realistic price for your new house, given the nature of any defects or problems and the likely cost of rectification, or of any improvements or alterations you may intend to make.

Building Licences

From a one off minor project, such as a garden wall, to a bespoke design and build for your dream villa, I can help.

I have particular experience in the renovation of period buildings, using the most appropriate materials and techniques.

Also, renovations and new builds to the highest energy efficiency standards, allowing you to 'future proof' your home against energy price rises and make the most of the glorious climate here on the Costa Blanca.

Email: info at costablancasurveys.es

Tel: (0034) 966482449
designed and built by nicola@cloves.com