If you suspect the core building is defective, you may need a building survey. These types of surveys are more in-depth, looking at the nature of the construction, identifying defects and specific remedies.
If you are buying an older or larger property, this in-depth report could be your best option. Our surveyors conduct a visual inspection of the property, noting any problems on any visible or exposed areas of the building.
We don’t undertake tests on services and utilities, but we can advise on the need to carry out such tests if we feel there is a need for further investigation. We do inspect drainage chambers where they are accessible.
Our building surveys can be tailored to meet your specific needs, and we can focus on areas where you have particular concerns. We can also provide you with a valuation of the building.
You can then use our list of defects to target remedies when employing building contractors.
Homebuyer reports are popular with buyers because they provide a more in-depth examination of your property. The report is laid out in a format prepared by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and provides a thorough examination of the accessible areas, including the roof voids.
You get the peace of mind that the property you are buying is a sounnd purchase at the agreed price, in the opinion of a professional.
The homebuyer report is laid out in an easy-to-follow format with headers for each section and issues clearly highlighted where we believe you should consult your legal advisor for further investigation.
This report is a more general guide to condition and value and would not suit larger, older or more individual properties.
Sometimes you just need to know that the price you are paying is the correct amount. A valuation report does this by looking at conditions and market forces.
While the property’s condition is noted, it should not be relied upon as a full survey. Valuation reports are typically instructed for matrimonial and probate purposes.