Put simply, a survey is a report written by a qualified professional which sheds light either on the whole property, or on a specific part of it.
You might be buying an older property and need an overview to pick out any defects which might influence your decision.
You might need a list of maintenance requirements for a property you already own. You might be worried about a specific defect, like a crack or a damp patch, and want the advice of an expert.
Whatever the reason, we can help in Chester and across the whole of Cheshire and North Wales.
We specialise in providing pre-purchase surveys for residential buyers. In practice, this means we are experts at helping you move house.
We will show you all you need to know about your property and give advice on what to do about the problems we find.
We offer the following services:
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The contents of each report will vary depending on the service you choose and the details of the property. Naturally, the comprehensiveness of the service, affects the length of the final report.
As standard, we can provide a CD of photos taken on site, a buildings reinstatement valuation (for your insurance cover) and a hard copy of the final report.
HomeBuyers Reports focus on highlighting matters concerning the subject property which could negatively affect its value. By doing so, the client can make an informed decision about whether or not to go ahead with the purchase, negotiate the price or pull out altogether.
Whilst HomeBuyers reports may not be as detailed as other services like the House Purchase Survey Report (HPSR) or Full Building Survey, this type of report certainly has a place in the market and can be very cost-effective for modern properties of a standard build type. It provides a simple, concise report designed to be user-friendly.
Although, clients looking to get a property surveyed that was built in or before the Victorian period should be aware that a HomeBuyers Reports would be unsuitable for them because it is limited in the depth of detail which can be included. Clients seeking a survey with more detail may prefer the HPSR or Full Building Survey.
Our surveyor's experience as a Chartered Surveyor allows him to offer a Single Fault Assessment service for commercial or residential properties in Chester and across Cheshire. This involves attending the property, analysing the particular defect causing concern and producing a formal letter detailing his findings.
Typically, our surveyor will look at the potential cause or causes of the defect, its severity and workable solutions. The service is bespoke, however, so the first stage will always be a thorough discussion with the client.
Clients who typically instruct for this service are property owners with a concern over an evident defect, like a significant crack, or home buyers with similar concerns over a single aspect of the house - for example rising damp in a particular wall. It can also be extremely useful for building insurance claims or even in the interest of commercial maintenance.
For most people, buying a property is the biggest investment of their lives. Are you prepared to ignore potentially costly defects?