Building surveys are prepared following a detailed inspection of the property by one of our RICS accredited Chartered Building Surveyors. All visible defects will be reported upon and, where possible, the cause diagnosed and recommendations for repair given.
Many people wish to extend or alter the property they are buying. If you can provide details on your proposals before we carry out the survey, we can give general advice on these aspects, any special precautions that need to be taken or issues such as party wall matters. Your mortgage company will arrange for a valuation to be carried out, albeit normally at your expense. The purpose of this is simply to tell the bank or building society if the property is worth the price that you have agreed. Its purpose is not to provide you with any significant information, although often further reports on structure, dampness, roofing and the like may be required. You must remember that a house or flat will be, in most cases, the most expensive purchase of your life and therefore you need to know its condition. A survey report will give the information that you need and often, following the survey, you may be able to negotiate a reduction of the agreed purchase price.
Contact us to discuss the range of surveys we offer: