A home is the most expensive purchase most people ever make. As an owner, you will benefit from expert advice on the condition of your property - whether you plan to live in it, rent it out or sell it.
We provide easy-to-read reports without the use of unhelpful jargon. We aim to inspect, prepare and issue a report within 24 hours of the inspection taking place.
We have a friendly, approachable style and strive to deliver a prompt service upon every job we undertake. We understand the property survey requirements of our clients wherever they are and can offer sound advice whenever they may need it.
Home Buyers Survey
Home Buyers Surveys are the most suitable for conventional properties which are in reasonable condition. The report gives you more detailed information and provides the choice of either a survey.
A Home Buyers Survey includes an inspection and a report and it is provided in a standard format and is different from a building survey in two main ways.
1. It is designed for particular types of home including house, bungalows, flats that:
- Are of a traditional type and construction; and
- Are apparently in reasonable condition
2. It identifies what the surveyor considers to be the most important issues. By applying condition ratings to elements of the building, the services, and any garages and permanent outbuildings, the surveyor will tell you whether defects are serious of urgent.
We are also happy to include any other specific information you require for example advice regarding altering or extending the property.
Full Building Survey
These surveys are vital for larger or older properties, or if you're planning major additional building works. This is a comprehensive and detailed report and a report which also provides you with an in-depth analysis of the property's condition and includes advice on defects, repairs and maintenance options.
A full building survey is a customised report suitable for all residential properties and gives you full details of their construction and condition. You are likely to need this type of survey should the property happen to be unusually built or run-down, if the property has been significantly altered, or if you are planning major conversion or renovation works or similar.
Building surveys vary considerably between different surveying practices in terms of the level of detail, for example, our surveys include photographs to help you identify any defects. The report includes technical information on the materials and construction, as well as details of the whole range of defects. We use specialist equipment to determine whether the property is suffering from wet rot, rising dampness and wall tie failure.
Other Types of Surveys
In addition to the two main types of surveys listed above, we also provide other specific surveys which can often be required by your lender during the process of a mortgage valuation. Examples include a Specific Defect report to investigate and determine the exact cause of the problem such as settlement or subsidence or even the cause of dampness within a bedroom. Damp and timber reports to determine the causes and extent of dampness within the property together with what remedial repairs are required. Cavity wall tie reports determining whether a property is suffering from wall tie failure and extent of any remedial repairs.
No matter what type of survey you require, we are well equipped to service clients across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & London with offices in Beaconsfield, Ealing, Knightsbridge, Ruislip, Westminister and Windsor.