Also known as a Structural Survey and the most comprehensive report available. The Surveyor will look at the complete property and give a detailed opinion regarding the state of every single aspect of the building. This is probably our most popular type of report and our specialist area of expertise. It is particularly suitable for older properties or properties which have had major alterations over the years or properties which appear to have problems that need further investigation. The site inspection for this type of survey is a full inspection of the whole of the property both inside and out to include entering the roof space. As well as comment on all aspects of the building comment is also included regarding the services to include heating, electrical wiring and drainage.
This is to our own format and has been specifically designed to cover all aspects of the property but is more of an abbreviated version of the full buildings survey. The inspection is equally thorough but less invasive than it would be for a full buildings survey. This type of survey report is generally suitable for more modern type property built after 1950’s.
A Specific Structural Inspection is sometimes called for when you have already had some sort of survey and the surveyor has identified a potential structural problem and recommends further investigation. It should be noted that if a Structural Engineer is requested to look at a specific crack in a building then he will not necessarily look at any other part of the building. These surveys are also suitable for existing homeowners who are concerned about specific issues in their property or who are planning alterations to the property and need some advice and guidance through the process.
It can be useful if the homebuyer can be present while the Surveyor is performing the survey. We are positive towards meeting the homebuyer at the property but some Surveyors are not (understandably the presence of the homebuyer can often be a distraction). A useful compromise that many Surveyors recommend is for the homebuyer to meet the Surveyor at the property towards the end of his inspection. The Surveyor can then point out any particular observations on the spot, in advance of the production of the report. The homebuyer may also have questions along the lines of what are the possible costs for any remedial work that may be required etc.If you are not able to meet the Surveyor at the site then of course the next best alternative would be to speak to the Surveyor on the telephone as soon as possible after the Survey.
If you would like to discuss which survey is appropriate for your individual needs or to obtain a quotation then please feel welcome to get in touch. You can speak to Jeremy directly by calling 07966 550660 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org