Wessex Surveyors provide a full range of property advice in Dorset, including:
- Building surveys and defect analysis
- Property valuations
- Planning advice including applications, appeals, certificates of lawful development, permitted development, enforcement, change of use, etc
- Building design
- Farm and rural advice – compulsory purchase and utility negotiations, lettings, licences, sales
- Property management
Dorset also presents the opportunity to purchase a beautiful home. Locations such as Shaftesbury and Milton Abbas offer a picture postcard English country home, whereas new developments, such as Poundbury in Dorchester, breathe new life into housing stock in the county. The dream of a rural idyll in Dorset has never been closer, and Wessex Surveyors are with you every step of the way to ensure peace of mind when purchasing property.
Dorset combines picturesque coastline with miles of rolling countryside. The county is governed locally by Dorset County Council, from its administrative headquarters in the county town of Dorchester. Dorset enjoys the dramatic coastline of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site because of its geological significance.
The famous landmarks of Old Harry Rocks, Durdle Door and Chesil Beach are all found in Dorset, as is Portland, the source of stone used to build many of London’s landmarks. The South West Coast Path, a favourite route for walkers, follows the coastline from Dorset’s western border with Devon, around Portland and finishes at Poole Harbour.
Dorset provides many interesting property investments. Office and retail space is increasing in range and ability. Those wishing to escape the big cities and settle down to a life closer to the sea can do so in Dorset, while still maintaining good transport routes and services such as superfast fibre broadband. The region was home to the Olympic Games sailing events during London 2012, and huge investments were made to improve business infrastructure.
Wessex Surveyors are with you every step of the way, providing impartial, honest, quality advice on building surveys, property valuations, planning and property management.
Dorset Case Studies
Artificial ground, also known as made land is an area which has been previously excavated (worked ground) and subsequently been partially or wholly back filled. Building on artificial land can…
A significant contribution to the character of the West Country including Dorset are the commonly seen cob walled buildings. The oldest example in Dorset of a cob house dates back…
Settlement of buildings. All buildings move to some extent and for a variety of reasons. During and after the building construction, settlement (akin to movement) of the foundation structure is…
A flying freehold is when part one property either overhangs or lies beneath another property. There are a number of different types of flying freehold, such as: a semi-detached or…