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Our Surveyors pride themselves on a very high standard of work. We can carry out Building Surveys, Structural Surveys, Engineers reports and Home Buyer Reports. We can also offer Schedules of Condition with regard to leases, Property Reports, Schedules of Dilapidations, Section 18 Valuations, Scott Schedules, Commercial Building Surveys, Structural Reports, and Specific Defects Reports. Note these are not for bank lending but are to advise you how much we feel the property is really worth. Our Independent surveyors are more than happy to talk about any property problems. Please Free phone us on 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat.

Yes we know we are biased as this website is about marketing surveyors.  But ......where should we start, there's a lot to tell you.

We only use an Independent Surveyors who are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association (ISVA). Choose the right type of survey for the property you are buying - a mortgage valuation is not a survey.  Make sure the surveyor has suitable experience for what you want them to do and talk to the surveyor before he visits the property.  If you can't talk to them or if you don't get on with them pick a different surveyor.

Get three quotes.  After all, it's a free market and you can go to whoever you want.   Click here to get a quote from us or freephone 0800 298 5424 to speak to us.

 

Caveat Emptor, Buyer Beware

If you are in the process of buying a property than please be aware that it is the buyers responsibility to have a Building Survey carried out to find out if there are any problems or issues with the property. An Independent Building Survey could save you thousands of pounds if major problems are discovered.

 

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What do the circles and ovals mean in our reports mean?

When you receive our Building Survey report you will notice our system of circles and ovals that we use to highlight problem areas that we think you need to be aware of.

 

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Our Sketches

In addition to this if the photographs do not explain the problem together with our survey report we also add in one of our own sketches such as the black mould example sketch that is shown here.

 

Black mould on walls

Independent Surveyors

If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to building surveys, structural surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, specific defects report, dilapidations or any other property matters please contact 0800 298 5424 and we will call you back.

 

What are our Good, Bad & Ugly surveys!

We have created what we call our good, bad and ugly survey which is a building survey, also sometimes known as a structural survey. After listening to the feedback from clients we have designed this survey and report to be easy to understand and written in plain English. Problems or positive attributes are divided into good, bad and ugly categories with any very serious issues being placed in the ugly section.

 

Examples of our building surveys

If you would like to see some examples of our surveys, residential or commercial, we are more than happy to provide you with these via email. You will see that our surveys contain photos, sketches and definitions that help to explain the specific problems that we find within the property.

 

Commercial Property

If you have a commercial property and need help and advice with regard to leases, dilapidations, schedules of condition, Scotts Schedules or any other matters please call 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat. Please remember we are Independent Building surveyors. If you have a commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold then sooner or later you may get involved with dilapidation claims. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at  www.DilapsHelp.com  and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site  www.DisputesHelp.com

 

We trust you found the article of use and if you have any experiences that you believe should be added to this article that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have put is wrong then please do not pause to contact us (we are only human). Your comments will be appreciated.

The content of the website is for general information only and is not intended to be relied upon for specific or general decisions. Appropriate independent professional advice should be paid for before making such a decision. Why not free phone 1stAssociated.co.uk on 0800 298 5424.

 

 

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