Why A Survey?
Surveys are a kind of health check for buildings. If you are buying a property, you should have a survey done before you enter into a contract. A survey can actually save you money - if there are serious problems, you can often renegotiate the sale price of the property to reflect the cost of necessary repairs, or you may even decide you don’t want to buy it at all.
As a Chartered Surveyor, I will report on all parts of the property I can easily reach. I don’t inspect under carpets or furniture and I don’t test the water supply or wiring, although I will comment on their condition.
We offer two main types of survey: a RICS Home Survey and a Building Survey. If you are about to buy a property, you may have specific worries about the building you are going to buy. Talk them through with me, I will be happy to discuss your particular concerns in more detail and help you to decide which type of survey is right for you. We do not provide a market valuation.
If you are interested in making structural changes to a property, where you think there may be a damp or dry rot problem, I will be able to advise you about this too.
These reports are designed to help you make a more informed decision.
Costs vary according to which type of survey you have, but both Homebuyer Surveys and Building Surveys can offer reassurance.