Residential properties take many forms and our building surveys are tailored to suit the property you are interested in and your particular needs. Whether you are buying a converted, Listed or older property, our building surveys will provide you with a clear picture of the building’s construction and condition to help to inform your decision making process.
The survey will normally include the building’s structure, fabric, finishes, outbuildings and grounds and gives our professional opinion at the level of detail you require. This will include visible defects and recommendations on maintenance and remedial measures in the context of relevant statutory requirements. We also provide advice on the need for additional specialist inspections for the gas, electric, heating and other installations in the building.
We frequently see guarantees and other documents for properties as a whole (e.g. NHBC or similar) or particular parts (e.g. roofs, damp courses) which are not fully effective or do not provide the cover the client is expecting.
Whether you are buying the freehold or leasehold interest in the property, we can provide advice and budget costings for the likely future maintenance liabilities whether under service charge provisions of the lease or during your normal occupation and use of the building.