We’re in the News – Read our Expert View

An article by our director Ian Lee features in the Portsmouth News’ Homes guide today.
Ian, a twice former Chairman of the Portsmouth Property Association (PPA), spells out the best way to prepare your property for a survey. His Expert View editorial is on page three of Homes, the leading property supplement for the area.
Ian, who is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), is just one of the professional and highly experienced experts we have at McAndrew Martin. As well as filling the role of director, Ian also heads up our General Practice division.
Our other specialist divisions, which serve clients across London, Hampshire and the South, are Building Surveying, Project Management and Contract Administration, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering and Architecture.
You can read Ian’s full article below, or why nor buy a copy of today paper or view it online?

Q: I’m selling my house – how can I make the survey go as smoothly as possible?

A: The survey can be one of the most nerve-racking moments for a vendor when selling their home.
In nearly all cases the buyer’s mortgage lender will insist on a Mortgage Valuation Survey to double-check the property’s worth.
Often a Homebuyer Survey and Valuation will be required too or, in some cases, a more comprehensive Building Survey to inspect for any defects or issues.
It is the chartered surveyor’s job to cast his or her professional eye across your property. By being prepared for their inspection you can make the process as smooth as possible for all concerned.
Firstly, make sure you are at home for the survey appointment and leave enough time if you are away from work or have other commitments.
Lift any drain covers, pull loft ladders down, and make sure the house is presentable, tidy and clutter-free.
Move any furniture which may hinder an inspection, and don’t forget the surveyor will want to look at the garden and any outhouses as well as the loft.
Have any relevant documents to hand, such as a list of guarantees, planning and building regulation consents, and details of any work carried out.
Importantly, don’t be afraid to ask the surveyor if he or she is from a local firm registered with the Portsmouth Property Association (PPA).
Ask how long he or she has been qualified, whether they are a Member or Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and how long they have been practising in the area.
There is no substitute for experience. At McAndrew Martin some of our surveyors have been working in the area for 30 to 40 years!
Make sure you visit the PPA website at http://portsmouthproperty.co.uk/ for all of your property needs.

MCANDREW MARTIN – PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS BY DESIGN

An article by our director Ian Lee features in the Portsmouth News’ Homes guide today. Ian, a twice former Chairman…

6th February 2024

A Dynamic Collaboration in Topographical and Utility Surveys

In light of the critical importance of precision and accuracy in the world of land development, McAndrew Martin places great emphasis on the pivotal role that comprehensive surveys play in laying the groundwork for successful projects. Presently, some of our key members are actively engaged in on-site topographical, utility, and…
25th January 2024

Piloting the Company Drone

During a recent survey at a site near Canterbury, our apprentice building surveyor, Josh O’Leary, was accompanied by our experienced surveyor and drone pilot, Rob Graham, as part of Josh’s learning and development plan. Together, they piloted our company drone through a demolition site assessment, shedding light on the remarkable…
13th December 2023

New MML strapline

The MML website has been refreshed and updated, making it more user-friendly, informative, and inviting. Work hasn’t stopped and it will continue to evolve and showcase our capabilities and achievements, along with our latest news.    The new MML strapline was launched on Friday 15th December 2023. “Critical Service Solutions…
5th December 2023

McAndrew Martin Ltd is very pleased to announce that Luis Correia has joined our team

Luis is an extremely accomplished, creative, and innovate Chartered Structural Engineer. With over 16 years in the industry, he is driven by architecturally-led buildings and has been exposed to a variety of scales, typologies, and sectors (residential, commercial, transport and energy). This has led to extensive experience of working in…
28th November 2023

Congratulations to our BIM Co-Ordinators

Congratulations to Siddarth Bhonsle, Senior BIM Co-Ordinator (right), and Akshayaraj Bathala, Junior BIM Co-Ordinator (left), for successfully completing their Master’s Degree in ‘BIM in Design, Construction, and Operation’, at the University of the West of England – Bristol on Friday, October 24th, 2023. Their expertise will significantly enhance the documentation…
28th November 2023

RAF Leadership & Team building Day at RAF Cranwell, OASC.

McAndrew Martin was one of several companies, along with a Welsh fire service, that took advantage of the offer for Leadership and Teambuilding training by the RAF. The training took place at the Officer and Air Crew Selection Centre (OASC), RAF Cranwell, near Lincoln. Despite the distance, it proved to…
21st November 2023

Warsash Wasps Sponsorship

McAndrew Martin Ltd is delighted to have sponsored The Warsash Wasps, U9 Girls’ football team. We’ve supplied them with training tops and waterproof jackets to support their training during the colder and wetter weather conditions. We extend our best wishes for their success and look forward to continuing our support…
14th November 2023

Remembrance Weekend

On this Remembrance weekend, November 2023, members of the McAndrew Martin Family honoured and remembered those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. On Saturday 11th November, Rab Bailie, Tina Davies, Tara Payton & Pauline Hatchard took part in the inaugural Southampton Poppy Walk around Royal Victoria Park near…
9th November 2023

Insights from PROCUREX Wales

In today’s rapidly evolving world, it’s imperative for industries to come together and explore ways to reduce carbon emissions and foster sustainable growth. Recently, some members of our team had the privilege of attending Procurex Wales, an event that promised to shed light on cutting-edge strategies in this critical domain….