Chartered Surveyors’ Services in Brighton, Eastbourne and all BN postcodes
The Sussex coast is only 40-50 minutes away from Robinson Elliott Surveyors’ base and we are pleased to carry out surveys in these resorts – in fact, we are frequently called upon to do just this. Seaside properties have particular characteristics and the environment places unique demands on the fabric of the buildings. We have years of experience in dealing with such requirements.
Brighton is sometimes known as London-by-the-Sea. 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.
Eastbourne’s seafront consists mainly of Victorian hotels and most of its income as a town is derived from tourism, but also as a conference centre. Once thought of as a place for elderly people, the 2011 census show it is increasingly a town for the young as well, with many students, families and London and Brighton commuters.
Properties in Brighton and Eastbourne
There is a huge variety of properties available in both Brighton and Eastbourne, and in the towns in between, such as Saltdean, Peacehaven, Newhaven and Seaford. While, of course, anything with a sea view commands higher prices, further inland there’s something for everyone from terraced houses, to apartment buildings, estates properties, weather-boarded cottages and huge mansions – Robinson Elliott Surveyors has surveyed all types.
How about a two bedroom semi-detached bungalow for sale in Peacehaven for £160,000 or a one bedroom flat in Brighton Marina for just over £100,000? Then there’s a five bedroom detached in Ovingdean for £2.5 million or a one bedroom retirement apartment in Eastbourne for £50,000 – yes, we did say that there was variety!
Currently, the average price for a property in Brighton is £288, 745, in Peacehaven it’s £189, 613 and in Eastbourne it’s £218, 433 (www.proviser.com/)
Why choose Robinson Elliott Surveyors?
Our surveyors are all qualified and have many years experience. 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, we are in the best position to give you an accurate report and valuation based on the current local market
When we carry out a survey in a coastal town such as Brighton or Eastbourne, we are always mindful of the additional issues which may affect a coastal 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.
Robinson Elliott Surveyors Ltd. is regulated by RICS