Why do you need a survey?

Getting a property surveyed is not compulsory. It is a choice. If you are purchasing a property with a mortgage, your lender will insist on a basic valuation report to determine if it is fit for purpose.

Investing in a survey is an investment in peace of mind. It may seem like a lot of money to spend, but in the scheme of things, knowing the condition of your new home could save you money and stress in the long run.
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What is a survey?

A survey is a health report for your new property. Think of it like a medical. Knowing the condition of the property reveals any major defects and enables you to ask the seller to put them right before you proceed with the purchase.

It also helps you renegotiate the sale price if you decide to tackle the work yourself. The worst-case scenario is you have to withdraw from the purchase because the defects are so bad you cannot proceed.

It may seem harsh, but at least you don’t waste any more money pursuing a lost cause.

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Types of survey we offer

Building survey

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 report

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.

Valuation report

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.


Need your commercial property managed?

If you’re looking for a commercial service for sales, lettings and acquisitions of most types of commercial property, you’ve come to the right place.

Our expertise extends to shops, offices and factories, as well as warehouses and building land. And it doesn’t stop there!

We also specialise in planning, business rate appeals, lease renewals and rent reviews. We also handle commercial block management and residential block management on behalf of private freeholders and residents associations.
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Rent reviews
Property management
Valuations of all purposes
Rating advice
Lease renewal
Sales, lettings and acquisitions
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Block Management

Block management requires the highest degree of professionalism because there are so many legal consequences if the correct procedures are ignored. The way to avoid any issues is to hire our expert and professional block management team.
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Client money protection

Your money is in safe hands

Beal’s are members of ARLA Propertymark, which means your money is in safe hands because it’s protected through Client Money Protection (CMP).

The Client Money Protection (CMP) is a scheme designed to compensate you should your agent misappropriate or misuse security deposits, rent or other client funds.
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