Below is a selection of frequently
asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered
here please do not hesitate to call us on 0800 298 5424 and speak
to one of our representatives.
estate agent says......
estate agent says I don't need a building survey....
estate agent says most people don't have a building survey....
estate agent says most people don't have a survey and
just have the mortgage companies survey.....
estate agent says they can recommend a good local surveyor.....
had a survey before and it was
rubbish, it was a waste of money - not worth the paper
it was written on.
The IFA (Independent Financial Advisor) says I
have to use their surveyor....
What is the difference between an independent
valuer and a mortgage/bank/building society or any
What's the difference between a valuation, a Home Buyers
Report and a Building Survey?
How many types of survey
Are you RICS ( Royal Institution
of Chartered Surveyors ) approved?
Q. Are you nationwide?
Q. How many surveyor's work for you?
Q. How does the online booking system work?
We have been working in the property industry for many years and have been providing free property articles for over ten years. All for free and to help you with buying your next property.
All you need to know about Building Surveys
Building Control, what do they do?
Designers and Architects will they save me money or will they cost me money
Enviroment, Your Building and Garden Gnomes
Estate Agents help sell houses and work for the vendors
Have a Structural Survey to protect you against structural problems
Home improvements, builder problems and ideas for you on how to solve them
How a Surveyor values a property, Chartered Surveyors and Regulated Valuers
How Chartered Engineers and Building Engineers can help you
Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas
NHBC National House Building Council
Structural Surveys and How We Can Help You
Traditional and Non-Traditional Houses and Mortgage Problems
Valuations and how much is the building worth?
Whats the difference between a Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Surveyor and an Independent Surveyor
Useful property problem articles by Chartered Surveyors explaining building issues to avoid
External - Helpful information on building problems on the outside of the property
Chimney issues and problems
Cracking and Movement Problems and Surveying Solutions
Flat Roof Problems, how we can solve them
Foundations and Structures and Settlement and Subsidence and Underpinning
Pitched Roofs Problems and Solutions
Windows and Doors and Fascias and Soffits and Wet Rot and Dry Rot and other problems
All you ever need to know about floors
Asbestos in your home, what you need to know
Ceiling Cracks and Structural Problems
Condensation, Damp and Black Mould Problems
Woodworm is it a problem or not? Is it active or not?
Services - Building help and advice on costly services
Drainage, what's underground can affect what's above ground
Heating; I just can't get my house warm enough or alternatively I just can't get my house cool enough
You can't mess around with the electric, you need an expert
Building Terms Explained and Directories
Commercial Property Surveys
Commercial Structural Surveys
Offices Large and Small
Shops and Retail
Warehouse and Industrial Buildings
Dilapidations Help and Advice What is a Dilapidations Notice?
A Beginner's Guide to Dilaps
Damp Mould and Condensation
Dampness Rising Damp Mould Black Mould Condensation
Dilapidations and Negotiations
Dilapidations Claim by a Landlord
Energy Saving what can I do?
Finance what is a Financial Adviser (We are not Financial Advisors)
Fire Risk and Help
Health and Safety Risks
Insurance how do I get the correct property insurance?
Landlords Surveying Advice
Property Investment how can I invest in property?
Property TV Reviews by an Independent Surveyor
Schedules of Condition Leasing a Commercial Property
Scotts Schedule and Section 18 Valuation
Tenants Surveying Advice
Weather how does weather affect my property?
Snow and Ice
Reviews from clients on Commercial Building Surveys
Churches and Charities, helpful reviews from our clients
Industrial Buildings and Warehouses and what our clients say about us
Offices Large and Small, reviews and feedback from our clients
Pubs, Restaurants, Hotels and other Leisure facilities we have surveyed over the years
Shops and Retail, helpful reviews from our clients
Buying a Leasehold or Shared Freehold Home
Buying and Selling Houses for the experienced house and home purchaser
First Time Buyers how do I go about buying my first house and home?
Improve your property knowledge with our presentations on house, homes and commercial property
Building Surveying Useful Information
Dilapidations Presentations in Detail
Final Year Building Surveying Exams for University Students or those that would like to know more
How old is your Building? Which era was it built in?
Surveyors and Design Tools
Disputes and Party Walls
Building and Property Disputes
Party Wall Book Reviews
Party Walls Your Rights and Responsibilities
1stAssociated Surveyors Review for Structural Surveys and Building Surveys
Building Surveys, reviews and feedback from satisfied customers
Buy to let property clients, what they say about our structural surveys
Buying at auction, review of the survey
Buying bungalows and retirement properties and how our surveyors can help
Both at work / busy couples, how we can help and some 1stAssociated client reviews
Families with a young person flying the nest, reviews and feedback
First Time Buyers, what they say about us
Listed buildings, structural surveys
Older buildings, a review of buying an older house
Families with children looking for a new home, feedback and reviews
Buying a Non-Traditional Property
1st Associated Surveyors Are Also Available in the Following Areas:
East Anglia and East
South and South East
West Country and South West
North and North East
Areas of Britain
1stAssociated Independent Expert Property Surveyors
Specialists in Home Buyers Reports, Building Surveys and Structural Surveys and Schedules of Condition
All Surveyors are Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors qualified and RICS regulated
and are Members of the Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association
Putting the Client First
We do not accept service of documents by email or fax