Detailed Residential (houses and flats) surveys in Nottinghamshire.
Quite simply, you cannot buy a property without taking proper independent advice about its condition. The Council of Mortgage Lenders, Which? Magazine, RICS and all Solicitors recommend that you at least have a Level 2 residential survey known as a Housebuyers Report or its equivalent. The mortgage lender may undertake a quick valuation inspection, but this is for their use only in making sure that they dont lend more than the property is worth. This is not a detailed inspection or report on the condition of the property and often only takes 20 mins. Our reports save our clients thousands of pounds every year by identifying defects that a mortgage valuation simply would not address and have enabled our clients to often re negotiate the price or to not make an expensive mistake.
Recent research by Which? and RICS shows that around 25% of buyers who relied on just a mortgage valuation, had to make unplanned repairs to their property after purchase of around £4,500. You can avoid making this mistake by having a proper condition survey undertaken by an experienced RICS Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years of experience of surveying houses in Nottinghamshire. Is it really worth taking the risk?
We offer a full range of property surveys across Nottinghamshire including:
Housebuyers Report/Housebuyers Report PLUS/Level 2 Survey
This is our most popular and cost effective detailed condition survey, and is suitable for most properties in Nottinghamshire built after 1900. It is a detailed inspection and report on a property's true condition looking at all accessible areas with appropriate advice about what to do next. The report is written in a clear and easy to understand way and will give you all the information that you need as a purchaser to buy your property with confidence. You also get our legal section highlighting legal issues to your Conveyancer/legal advisor that they may not be aware of as they dont visit properties. We usually get Housebuyers Reports back to our clients within three working days of the inspection via email. Our Surveyors are always happy to speak to you both before and after the survey and address any questions that you may have.
We now offer a Housebuyers Report PLUS Survey which in addition to the normal Housebuyers Report can also comment on the feasibility of any proposed alterations or extensions. The report also contains colour photos amongst the text to better illustrate the points being discussed. We charge an extra £95 for this service on top of the normal Housebuyers Report fee.
Full Building Survey/Level 3 Survey.
This is our most in depth building condition survey and is suitable for older or larger properties or where renovations/alterations are planned. The Full Building Survey report is tailored to the clients specific requirements and our advice is illustrated by a full schedule of photos amongst the text to give you a better understanding of what is being discussed. The report has more technical information than a Housebuyers Report on the steps required to repair any defects that we find, details about possible concealed defects, the performance of materials and ongoing maintenance advice. We can comment on the feasibility of any proposed works within this report and provide the details of reputable contractors for any repairs needed.
Property condition report/sellers survey.
If you are thinking about selling your property it is beneficial to know that your home is free from significant defects, or know what any problems are before your buyer has their survey. We can undertake a detailed Property Condition Report for you before marketing to identify any areas of concern that would show up on a buyers survey. This could save you time, expense and trouble later on when you find a buyer preventing a future sale falling through. It will also protect you from "Gazundering" when a purchaser tries to renegotiate citing their Surveyors report as the reason.
We will identify any legal issues noted and identify what repairs if any are needed to your home. You will then be able to put right any problems before you market your property avoiding complications or buyers pulling out later on. The report can be shown to any potential purchaser which should give them the confidence to make an offer.
This report can also be used if you simply wish to know the condition of a property that you currently own for your own peace of mind qwhether you are selling or not.