Very friendly clear about services offered. The survey needed to be done quickly, they completed the survey within timescale and report received within 24 hours. Very helpful I would use them again. I liked the fact they are a small local company. Great customer service.
We recently engaged with Chris of Magowans to do a comprehensive survey of the flats that I live in. It is share of freehold where I live and we wanted a professional to come in and help us understand what urgent repairs need doing and what can wait so we can plan out spend over the years to keep the building running and all the flat owners happy. Rather then builders tell us what needs doing.
Chris was very friendly, efficient and helpful. The report arrived in good time and was very clear on what needed doing straight away and what could wait. I would definitely recommend for anyone buying a home or doing what i have just done, it was a very good service and he has also been very helpful with further questions that I had after his report came through.
I commissioned Chris Magowan to survey a house we are currently purchasing. The whole process was very smooth and professional. They arranged entry with the estate agent, the report was emailed through within a very short space of time and it was extremely well documented.
Would thoroughly recommend using Magowans. I used them for the Homebuyers Survey Report. I found that they were quick to respond, promptly booked into visit the property and I got a comprehensive report which was easy to understand within a couple of days of the visit. Georgina in particular was a delight to work with. We had to change several things as the property changed. She kept in touch, I did not feel pressured at any point and I felt delivered a great service.
We recently used Magowans for a homebuyers survey and were very happy with the service. When ringing around companies to book the survey, Georgina was very helpful in explaining the different survey options and what might be best for our purchase, including the option to upgrade to a more detailed structural survey if Chris, the surveyor, though appropriate when on site. The final report was clear and detailed, and Chris was happy to speak through any queries or questions shortly after it was sent to us. He explained aspects which were more technical in clear language, and provided more information on potential next steps. Throughout our communication with Georgina and Chris, they were both very personable and responsive both on the phone and in email.
I spoke with Georgina on the phone after calling a few other surveyors and she instantly stood out because of her helpful manner. She took the time to explain what we would need in detail and even said we wouldn't need the more expensive survey based on what I had explained about the property we wanted the survey for. She gave us the option to upgrade to the other survey if necessary. The survey was arranged quickly and for a good price. The report was very thorough and was sent back two days after the survey was completed. Would definitely recommend!
Chris was fast, knowledgeable and affordable. He was quick to answer many questions with a level of insight that was greatly helpful. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to others, especially for assistance in the collective enfranchisement process that can be awfully daunting. Thanks to both Chris and Georgina
I recently used Magowans for a homebuyers report as they came highly recommended - and they didn't disappoint. The whole process was very straightforward; Georgina was very helpful and accommodating in booking the survey and liaising with the agent, confirmation and receipt of terms and conditions over email and Christopher was very efficient in sending over the report in a very timely manner and subsequently answering any further questions I had. It was refreshing to deal with people who clearly value their business and go out of their way to make it an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. I would highly recommend using Magowans if you need any of those services.
"Fantastic negotiation achievement - would highly recommend"
My solicitor recommended Magowans to value lease extention for my flat, and I have to say this was a fantastic choice. Chris and Georgina were professional, friendly, and passionate of what they do, I had all my questions answered, and most important I was kept positive of the price I would pay to extend the lease. Compare the proposed premium from the landlord, and final figure of Chris negotiation, I feel the outcome was a great result. I am extremely happy with the service I have received, and highly recommend Magowans as a surveyors.
The team at Magowans was highly recommended to me and my partner, and after appointing them to conduct the survey on my purchase I completely understood why. Their friendly and experienced approach gave us the confidence we needed to proceed with our first purchase. The report adopted a precise traffic light system approach, which made it easy to identify items in the report to investigate further, items that would need our attention first and and which items would not required any action, but just made us aware of them. Chris and Georgina also offered to go through the report with us, but the report was detailed enough and easy on our humble minds to understand. Would highly recommend them to anyone in need of a highly experienced surveyor with a personal service.
We used Magowans' Home Buyer Survey service. Chris was very professional and friendly from the start, he was responsive over email and as it was our first time buying, quite kind in explaining the process to us. After they had sent us the report, Chris offered to talk us through any points we were worried about, it was reassuring to have an experienced surveyor go through the report and put our worries at ease.
"Fantastic service from Magowans - highly recommend"
Christopher carried out two surveys for me this year, both of which were done efficiently and speedily. I found him to be really friendly and very accommodating with explaining aspects of the survey in 'laymans' terms to me where I required it! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Magowans chartered surveyors and would definitely use them again should I need to.
I cannot fault the service provided by Magowans. From start to finish they have provided an efficient, quality service. They carried out the survey on the property I was buying and produced an invaluable detailed report within a couple of days. I have since recommended to my parents who have gone on to use Magowans and were extremely happy with the service they received. I will certainly use this company again.
Chosen with well deserved recommendations. This house-buyer's survey was competitively priced, thorough and the final report was copious and detailed and well laid out: hence about to be used again.
There was a brief exchange of PDFs to establish the contract to survey and the survey was released quickly subject of course to the normal Ts and Cs. The survey was sufficiently detailed to 'pay for itself' in establishing last minute price adjustments from the vendor.