Free, no obligation quotes, advice and initial discussion. Sample reports provided on inquiry.
The fixed total price quotation will be based on the age of the property, type and number of rooms.
My level 3 Building Survey reports include a level of information and reporting detail inline with a traditional 'Full/Structural' Survey, with much more information being provided than the restrictive RICS format allows. Whilst costing a little more, the flexibility of my investigation and depth of investigation ensures you can rely on the findings.
Pictures of the main defects found are provided, at no extra cost. This helps simplify obtaining estimates for the required repairs and helps renegotiating your offer. This also assists in cost effectively organising the work, saving you time and money!
The desk top research carried out into the property is available on request, at no extra charge. Link to example research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wr-tmosbps-ogyuWdpqWvkk6e-Aw7lB62sTMmr1trAk/edit?usp=sharing
Access to the general photographs taken of the property is also available, on request and free of charge (around 500 pictures on average, downloadable via Google pictures). This provides a benchmark against which you can monitor future changes to the property to help you proactively maintain the building.
Link to my guide to Home buying to help guide you through what can be a very stressful process. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DKQ7H2VZ8AlVhyA-Fjciu1Q_HPXlihvznXqgm8lGGas/edit
If you have specific projects, planned changes or requirements, then strategic guidance can be included on request at no extra cost - please ring to discuss, without obligation.
I specialise in Building Surveys (also known as full/traditional building surveys or structural surveys) for home owners, buyers and sellers.
Buyers: Would you give
thousands and thousands of pounds for a property you may have looked round a couple of times, belonging to someone you don’t know, just because it looked nice, felt right and seemed to fulfill your dreams?
Whatever you do - don't rely on a surveyor suggested by an estate agent - I guarantee you will not be given the full picture...ask yourself why were they recommended? Could it be they don't rock the boat!
A level 3 full building survey is suitable for any property. It is an in-depth investigation and provides guidance on resolving defects found. I do not provide valuations (Level 1), or detailed costings for works required. Contact a professional independent valuer or for detailed costings you should engage a quantity surveyor. As a guide only, I can provide free on request, a rough 'ball park' amount that it might reasonably cost to remedy the defects found, on the basis you will obtain firm estimates from reputable contractors before exchange of contracts.
I do not offer level 2 Homebuyers reports as they are only suitable for homes of modern construction, in good condition, which have been well maintained and not altered or extended since built. A level 2 only notes substantial defects, it does not provide explanations and further investigations are commonly required. They often create more questions than provide answers, leaving buyers disappointed and confused as to how to proceed.
Call me and I will set out the facts that will influence your future enjoyment of a property. Only then can you truly make an informed decision to either:
- Walk away from a lemon, and save yourself thousands of pounds!
- Negotiate a reduction in the price to cover or put towards the work required. The cost of the survey is usually more than covered by this.
- Understand the costs, time and effort it will take to bring the property up to standard so you can decided if it is truly worth it, both financially and emotionally.
- Plan the work required in a logical, cost efficient manner, again often saving more than the survey fee.
Owners: Plan your property maintenance, prioritise repairs, save energy, protect your investment and the environment and improve your property.