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SOH Surveying & Real Estate is a Boutique Surveying & Real Estate company with a focus on Valuations & Development.

Andrew Yeates, Owner

Welcome to SOH Surveying

Andrew Yeates BSc (Hons) AssocRICS/SCSI has over 20 years residential and commercial experience and is an RICS Registered Valuer.

Andrew graduated from University of Ulster whilst studying for a degree in Property Investment Appraisal & Development. He has worked in Valuation and Retail Agency roles at major commercial firms in Dublin, on both landlord and tenant side.

Aspects of work included commercial, residential and loan book valuations in the UK & Ireland, the letting and marketing of high street retail units, retail shopping parks and shopping centres throughout Ireland & Dublin.

Andrew

Andrew also has experience in developing residential properties and has worked on both private and public-sector bodies where he gained valuable insights to valuation, rating work and social housing development.

Andrew Yeates BSc (Hons) is an Associate member of RICS/SCSI and an RICS Registered Valuer working in partnership with other RICS/SCSI surveyors, combining a wealth of experience in both residential and commercial valuations for banks, mortgage companies and lending institutions.

COMING SOON: In addition to carrying out current valuation work, Andrew will be adding Domestic Energy Assessment surveys to services offered.

Bank / Lender Valuations

I am an approved valuer for a number of Lenders / Banks / RICS HomeBuyer / Private Valuation & Digital Home Surveys

I specialise in providing private residential property surveys across the Greater Belfast and N.I area regulated by RICS and I am an RICS Registered Valuer.

HOMEBUYER / DIGITAL HOME SURVEYS – This is an RICS designed report providing detailed information for purchasers.  Commenting on condition in a traffic light system created to provide a clear, concise and easy to read report.  This is the report most often used by solicitors for reassurances with your purchase.

This is a level 2 report that focuses on more detailed information but does not contain a valuation section (valuation provided at different fee level) categorised as follows; 

3.Defects that are serious and/or need to be repaired, replaced or investigated urgently.

2.Defects that need repairing or replacing but are not considered to be either serious or urgent.  The property must be maintained in the normal way.

1.No repair is currently needed.  The property must be maintained in the normal way. 

The RICS HomeBuyers report will also advise on repairs and maintenance and is more relevant to older homes which  may require some works after purchase.

EPC & FLOOR PLANS

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed whenever a property is built, sold or rented. The Home Owner or Estate Agent must order an EPC before you market your property to sell or rent.

An EPC contains information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs. It also includes recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money. An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.

GREEN EPCS

Customers purchasing or remortgaging a buy-to-let or let-to-buy property with an A, B or C Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating could be entitled to a lower rate on fixed-term mortgages.

Available to customers purchasing or remortgaging a property with an A, B or C Energy Performance Rating. Brokers must validate evidence of an A, B or C Energy Efficiency Rating as part of the application process.
Green products will be labelled ‘Green A-C EPC’

FLOORPLANS

Available for Estate Agents to help with marketing their clients properties.