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Homebuyer Reports (RICS Level 2)
A HomeBuyer Report is a survey suitable for conventional properties in reasonable condition. The report uses a traffic light system to highlight any major issues requiring further investigation or common building defects and legal issues that you need to be made aware of prior purchasing the property. This will help you find out if there are any structural problems, such as subsidence or damp, as well as any other unwelcome hidden issues inside and outside the property. It also includes a market valuation and insurance rebuild cost.
Building Surveys (RICS Level 3)
The Building Survey is essential if you are purchasing a larger or older property. The survey includes a visual examination of the building fabric, structure and services, grounds and outbuildings. The report is a comprehensive document which will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the property’s condition highlight building defects and providing advice on necessary repairs and maintenance.
Single Fault Assessments
A specific defect inspection maybe required following the application of a mortgage, where the lenders surveyor has reported a possible defect to the property. Or when a home owner requires expert advice to diagnose a building defect that causes concern i.e. dampness or cracking of the structure. This survey reports on a particular defect as opposed to the property as a whole.
Party Wall and Neighbourly Matters
The Party Wall Act 1996 covers the whole of England and Wales. The Act confers the rights and duties of commercial and residential developers carrying out works that may affect the party wall shared between you and your adjoining owner. Whether you are looking to build or extend your property or you are an adjoining owner to a development and have received a party wall notice, our Party Wall Surveyors can represent you in respect of these matters.
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