Preparing for our visit – COVID19

Please watch this video kindly created by our colleagues at SDL for what to expect and what to prepare for our inspection at your property.

Please wear a mask or leave the property for the duration of our visit. Valuations take between 20 and 30 minutes ; surveys take between 1hr 30 and 2hr 30.

A huge thank you for helping to keep our surveyors, our team, and other clients/vendors safe.

Christmas 2020

We want to start by saying a huge thank you to all of our clients and colleagues for sticking by us in this difficult year, and continuing to be patient with us in this extremely busy period. This has been a big year for us and we couldn’t have got through the year without you all, nor welcomed some new members to the team.

Although it might not be the Christmas we hoped for, we hope you all stay safe and enjoy your time at home nonetheless.

Our Christmas phone line opening hours are as follows:

24th (Christmas Eve) – 10am to 3pm
25th to 28th – CLOSED
29th to 30th – 10am to 4pm
31st (New Years Eve) – 10am to 3pm
1st Jan 2021 – CLOSED
4th Jan 2021 – back to normal hours – 9am to 5pm.

Thank you for supporting this small independent company.
Happy Christmas and an even better New Year!
Take care all,

The Blanking team,
Jess, Frank, Matt, Phil, Niki, Harry, Kim and Ian.

18/05/2020 – company update – COVID19

We are delighted to confirm that as of next week, Monday 18th May, we will be back open and taking on all instructions.

What a way to be celebrating 30 years of business!

We ask that you please bare with us while we catch up on a backlog of work which has built up in the past two months.

Be assured that we will be following strict guidelines while inspecting properties in order to protect our employees and customers alike. All surveyors will be abiding to social distancing, wearing PPE at all times and regularly cleaning their hands and changing overalls. We will be calling occupiers the night before explaining what you can do to help us get through these unusual times. Please also see the handy video below from our colleagues at SDL surveying on what to expect.

We look forward to getting back out and working with you all again.

Take care and stay safe.

24/03/2020 – update

It is with a heavy heart, but in order to protect our clients, vendors and employees alike, we have decided to follow the Government guidance and close as of today (Tuesday 24th March).

We will be following the national lockdown instruction during this time but will continue to operate remotely from home and of course, we will continue to communicate with you (email will be operational as normal and our main phone line will be on divert to our emergency number during normal office hours).

We will now prioritise the completion of outstanding reports and publish these as soon as possible. We are also still carrying out booked surveys on empty properties.

I am sure we can continue to work together once we get through these unprecedented times and we thank you for your ongoing commitment and support.

Take care and look out for those around you.

From all of us on the team at Blanking Associates.

Christmas Hours 2017

We would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a wonderful 2018.

We will endeavour to get all outstanding reports and valuations over to you all before the Christmas period begins.

Our opening hours are as follows:

Friday 22nd December 2017 – Open usual hours 9 – 5

Wednesday 27th – Open 10 to 4
Thursday 28th – Open 10 to 4
Friday 29th – Open 10 to 4

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 – Open usual hours 9 – 5

From all of us here at Blanking Associates Ltd.

 

Do I need a survey?

A common assumption people make is that a mortgage valuation is enough to ensure confidence in pursuing a purchase of a property. WRONG.

A valuation simply a brief inspection of the property for the benefit of the lender and not yourself. It provides them with the confidence to lend you the money and that is all.

A homebuyers or full structural survey can give you the confidence to pursue the purchase of a property as a qualified surveyor can inspect and then give you a full report of the condition of the property.

http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/more-services/guides-advice/mortgage-valuations/

First Time Buyer?

RICS are highlighting key points about how essential it is to get a survey in their latest post:

“First time buyers, do you understand the buying process?

We’re urging you to understand the importance of commissioning a Home Buyer Survey before committing to purchasing any property. http://bit.ly/2lVfKUp

Many individuals do not realise that the mortgage valuation is not a full survey and is for the benefit of the lender only.