A quantity surveyor (QS) can be involved in projects from a small extension to multimillion-pound projects. Although not routinely used for domestic projects, a QS will save money and reduce risks. Without a QS, the design goes to planning and tender without an extra layer of cost checking meaning there is more chance of going over budget. With a QS, client aspiration is matched to budget early on.
There are many valid reasons you should use a QS, one of which is client-builder conflict resolution. They often work on claims when building goes wrong and can advise as to whether the client is being ripped off. There is a long list, contact us if you are unsure and we will be happy to help.