Our Surveying Services
The valuation report is available to advise an intending purchaser whether the sum being paid for the property appears reasonable.
The property is inspected by a qualified Surveyor/Valuer mainly for the purpose of determining its current market value.
Any obvious defects noted will be referred to in the report and taken into account in the valuation, but the report will not provide a detailed inspection and it is therefore quite possible that there are factors or faults present in the property which would only be revealed by a more detailed inspection.
Home Buyer Survey & Valuation
A Home Buyer Survey & Valuation (HSV) is a mid price, mid range survey. Choose this report if you would like more extensive information whilst buying or selling a conventional house, flat or bungalow, built from common building materials and in reasonable condition.
A HSV includes details of:
- Clear ‘traffic light’ ratings of the condition of different parts of the building, services, garage and outbuildings, showing problems that require varying degrees of attention
- A summary of the risks to the condition of the building
- Matters including guarantees, planning and building control issues for your legal advisers
- The surveyor’s professional opinion on the ‘Market Value’ of the property
- An insurance reinstatement figure for the property
- A list of problems that the surveyor considers may affect the value of the property
- Advice on repairs and ongoing maintenance
- Issues that need to be investigated to prevent serious damage or dangerous conditions
- Legal issues that need to be addressed before completing your conveyance
- Information on location, local environment and the recorded energy efficiency (where available)
A Building Survey is a comprehensive inspection reported in a style to suit the property and your specific requirements. It’s suitable for all properties especially; Listed buildings, older properties, buildings constructed in an unusual way etc.
It examines all accessible parts of the property – and you can ask to have specific areas included, so it covers any particular concerns you have about the building. It includes:
- A thorough inspection and detailed report on a wider range of issues
- A description of visible defects and potential problems caused by hidden flaws
- An outline of repair options and the likely consequences of inactivity
- Results of damp testing on walls
A Building Survey does not include a valuation, but we can provide this as a separate extra service.
Schedule of Conditions
More information coming soon.
Structural Engineers Reports
Usually prepared following referrals from previous survey reports and concentrates on specific areas of the property.
- Management Survey (Old Type 1 & type 2 Asbestos Surveys)
- Demolition Survey (Old Type 3 Asbestos Surveys)
- Refurbishment Survey (Old Type 3 Asbestos Surveys)
The aim of the Management Asbestos Survey is to locate and identify the presence of asbestos within the fabric of the building. This is to help prevent people inadvertently disturbing the material, which may create a health risk to themselves and others.
During an asbestos survey, the surveyor will look closely at each aspect of the building with a view to identifying materials suspected as containing asbestos.
Refurbishment carried out in the past might be hiding other surfaces that contain asbestos and for this reason, the surveyor will need to look into suspended ceiling voids, behind doors and into service risers.
Demolition or Refurbishment Asbestos Surveys are conducted when a building (or part of a building) is to undergo refurbishment or demolition.
A full sampling programme is undertaken to identify the types of asbestos present in the building and also to calculate approximate volumes of materials involved.