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Residential surveys


Building Condition Survey (Structural Survey)

This survey comprises a detailed survey of the building by myself followed by a comprehensive report. I consider this to be of value to you, the purchaser, in providing you with enough information for you to make an informed decision on whether to proceed and if necessary negotiate the price. The ‘Conclusion’ includes a detailed list of defects, both minor and major, requiring attention, and recommended improvements. The report provides you with a reference on the condition of the building and can form the basis of a record of the condition of the building which can be of great assistance on the resale of the property. Details of the Building Condition Survey.

The survey of a flat will also normally include a full inspection of the main building ie the exterior and common parts as well, as the purchaser of the flat will be responsible for contributing towards the costs of repairing, redecorating and maintaining the main building.

Buying a house or flat is one of the most expensive outlays most people make during their lives. Every house and flat is different in both construction and condition and many properties have been altered and extended over the years. The report will cover all these areas with appropriate advice. Unknown defects and problems can also be expensive to resolve. A proper survey is a good independent written record of the condition of the building at the time of purchase. The report can also be used to re-negotiate the price. The conclusion of the report provides advice on the condition of the property for its age with a list at the end, of defects, repairs, maintenance requirements and points to be aware of. The report is also useful on subsequent re-sale as it can be the start of a “logbook” on the property providing a history of the building which can be added to which will help to allay future purchaser’s concerns.

The cost of this type of survey varies according to the age, type, size and location of the property. Please Contact Me with the details for a quote. I can normally carry out the inspection within 2 days of instruction.

Residential surveys
Party walls
Insurance claims
Timber decay
Damp issues
Cracks in buildings
General building defects
Commercial property