House Surveys

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House surveys will give you peace of mind

1stAssociated Building Surveyors have many, many years of experience carrying out house surveys in cities, towns and villages across the UK.  If you are looking to buy a house, cottage, bungalow or flat then it is essential to have a house survey prior to committing to purchase.

Why have a house survey?

A house survey will not only give you peace of mind but will save you time and money too.

Our house surveys identify:-
         Structural concerns
         Detail building works required
         Anticipated costs of repairs and building works

You will be able to use the house survey to help to negotiate the best price for the property and it will help you avoid large costs in building repairs.  It is better to know about property issues before you move in rather than be straddled with high costs after you have moved in.

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House Surveys are essential to ensure you don't buy a problem property

Value for money house surveys

Our house surveys we believe are great value for money. Although house surveys are slightly more expensive than Homebuyers surveys they are far more comprehensive detailing every element of the property externally and internally.

Our house surveys are:-

       Written in Plain English jargon free

       Our Building Surveyors are Independent and therefore are 100% impartial with your best interests at heart 

       We use many survey high-resolution digital photographs including aerial view 360 photos to ensure a full understanding of features or problem        areas

       We include unique survey sketches, which help to give clarity to any property issues or property qualities.

       We act FAST – often you need to make a quick decision on a property – our house survey reports will be provided within 3-5 working days        enabling you to make the right decision on your next move.

House surveys with unique survey sketches

All our house surveys include many unique survey sketches which together with photographs, descriptions and definitions of any technical terms ensure our clients have a full understanding of the house they wish to buy.

Examples of how our house surveys can help You

House survey helped vastly reduce property price

Our Building Surveyors have carried out thousands of house surveys in including a Victorian terraced house, which was tenanted at the time of our inspection.  Our house survey identified problems with the chimneys and rear flat roofs as well as other issues with other elements whereby we recommended action required and anticipated costs.   Our client brought to the attention of the vendor property issues identified in our house survey and used the report to negotiate a substantial discount on the asking price.

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Worried that the vendor is trying to conceal property problems?

Paint to sell is a phrase we often come across whereby vendors try to cover over problem areas such as dampness.  Our Surveyors house surveys will identify these areas as they have many, many years of surveying experience and use the latest technology too.

Take a look at some of our property articles regarding dampness or free phone our friendly Surveyors 0800 298 5424

Damp Proof Specialists, Talk to us First

Damp Surveying to a Different Standard

Dampness Defects Report


Independent Surveyors

If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to valuations, mortgages, mortgage companies, surveys, building surveys, structural reports, engineers reports/specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please contact 0800 298 5424 for a surveyor to give you a call back.


Commercial Property

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 and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site .

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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

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