London Property SurveysWe offer Homebuyers Reports and Building Survey Report for anyone considering making an offer on a new property. We also work with architects and structural engineers, planning to undertake renovation work.
For conventional properties built within the last 150 years that are in a reasonable state – this survey might be sufficient. It will give you a good idea of the structural safety of the building and alert you to any issues – such as damp. It should also highlight things that don’t meet current regulations, such as old electrics. It will give you an independent and expert view on the condition of the house and its value.
This is a more detailed survey than the homebuyer report and employs a more thorough level of investigation. It can be carried out for any property purchase, and is normally recommended for older or more dilapidated properties. Also, if it is a non-standard property or one which has been extensively altered – this type of survey could be a wise move. As with the homebuyer report, it will highlight any issues concerning the structure and condition of the property. It will typically cover all aspects of the property: the interior, exterior, services (i.e. gas, electrics and water) and the surrounding grounds.
This full structural survey could be very useful if you’re planning to do extensive renovation work on the property. Some surveys will include photos of the problem areas, which is helpful if you’ve only seen the property a couple of times yourself. Some might also include the estimated costs of rectifying any problems – to help outline the seriousness and costliness of a certain issue.
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We have over 25 years’ experience dealing with residential and commercial properties.
I chose Stuart Scotland. Stuart was very efficient: he called me on the day I visited the website and conducted the survey the next day. He sent me the report the day after. His report gave me a good idea of the condition and value of the property as well as things I had to watch out for. I will use his services again.
–Alice, South Kensington
ALEXANDER SCOTLAND responded to my request for a Surveyor within an hour. The quick service and the fact that he was the lowest price on the list was enough for me to select him. He did the survey the following Monday and sent me his report a few days later.
–Amir, London W3