We are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and undertake the full range of RICS Home Surveys, as follows:
- Condition Report
- HomeBuyer (Survey) Report
- HomeBuyer (Survey & Valuation) Report
- Building Survey (formerly called a Structural Survey)
- Market Valuation
The RICS HomeBuyer (Survey & Valuation) Report includes a market valuation and a reinstatement calculation for buildings insurance purposes as standard. However, we can offer both these services under a separate contract if required.
To help you choose the most appropriate survey, please view the RICS Home Surveys Information Sheet.
We pride ourselves on offering a personal service and would be pleased to discuss any concerns or queries you may have following receipt of our Survey Report.
Period and Listed Homes
If you are contemplating purchasing a period or listed property, we can provide specialist advice on traditional building materials and techniques, identifying any lack of maintenance issues or inappropriate repairs. Similarly, we can help you plan and carry out work to an old building, highlighting the problems and pitfalls associated with such work.
Our fees for undertaking surveys are tailored to the age, size and complexity of the property. They will also depend on the type of survey required. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your individual requirements.
Where appropriate, we utilise drone technology in our surveys, although this is subject to the property's location, weather conditions and obtaining the owner's permission. This enables our surveyors to closely inspect all areas of chimney stacks, roof coverings, rainwater pipes and gutters and main walls, which traditionally would be limited to a visual inspection using binoculars from ground level.
Alternatively, lightweight pole cameras are used for roof inspections. These provide equally meticulous photographs and are very sturdy even in windy conditions.