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Our services range from Building Surveys to complete Project Management & Architectural Services on new build, Extensions and Renovations.

Our services range from Building Surveys to complete Project Management & Architectural Services on new build, Extensions and Renovations.

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Surveys Explained

Why do I need a Property Surveyor?

 

Buying a property will be one of the largest financial commitments you will ever make and if you want a good understanding of the condition and value of the property, then you should seriously consider having a Building Survey or a RICS Homebuyer Survey and Valuation Report carried out by a surveyor.

 

Buildings are made up of varied components which at first glance to the untrained eye may look structurally sound but could conceal defects. To avoid any nasty surprises it is best to have a better knowledge of the properties condition.

 

Home owners may undertake their own alterations, whether it's an extension or some internal alteration, without being aware of the structural implications. This could result in you having to incur additional cost to put things right on top of your purchase expenses. A survey carried out by a qualified Chartered Surveyor will provide you with the advice you need to make an informed decision about the value of your prospective new property.

 

Residential Surveys Explained

 

A mortgage valuation is NOT a survey. It is normally carried out by a surveyor appointed by the lender to confirm the property represent reasonable security against the money they are lending. A Building Survey or RICS Homebuyer & Valuation Report will tell you about the condition and structure of a building. This is of paramount importance when you are spending a large sum of money.

 

What type of Property Survey do I need?

 

We recommend a Full Building Survey (formerly known as a Full Structural Survey) for properties older than 40-50 years old, over 120m2 and/or that have had modifications such as walls knocked down, extensions, loft conversions etc. or properties where you intend to make structural alterations. The RICS Homebuyer Report and Valuation Report is ideal for conventional residential properties that appear to be in reasonable condition and as a guide are less than 30 years old.