Previously known as a Structural Survey, a Building Survey (Level 3 RICS Survey) is an in-depth inspection of a property. It is the most comprehensive of the surveys available for residential properties and will provide a detailed evaluation of a property’s condition.
The Building Survey report will describe the condition of each element of the house and identify the property’s defects, their apparent cause, as well as the urgency of repair and maintenance options.
Our service typically includes the following:-
An initial telephone call or Zoom meeting in order to understand any particular concerns our clients may have regarding the property and to ensure they are being provided with the most suitable service for the property and their individual needs.
By restricting the number of surveys we undertake each week, we are able to take as long on site as needed to thoroughly inspect all accessible areas of the property, to fully understand the way it has been constructed and identify defective elements.
A detailed clearly written report, illustrated with photographs, sent electronically within two working days of the inspection. We aim to be a paperless organisation, but will make every effort to make information accessible to individuals with additional requirements in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. We also forward relevant findings to your legal conveyancers.
A follow up meeting either by telephone or Zoom to discuss the findings in the report, whilst also providing an opportunity for our clients to raise any questions they may have. We expect to have ongoing dialogue with our customers throughout the conveyancing process and following our survey and will make ourselves available for any queries - we are in your corner.
For a FREE no obligation quote for a Building Survey in Leamington Spa, Warwick, Stratford Upon Avon, Kenilworth, Rugby and surrounding areas or for more information please contact us.
Here at Richard Russell Surveyors we offer our Building Survey Reports with and without valuations.
For those who require a valuation, we can provide an opinion on both the market value of the property and the reinstatement cost at the time of the inspection.
‘Market value’ is the estimated amount for which an asset or liability should exchange on the valuation date between a willing buyer and a willing seller in an arm’s length transaction, after proper marketing wherein the parties had each acted knowledgeably, prudently and without compulsion.
Reinstatement calculates the cost of rebuilding an average home of the type and style inspected to its existing standard using modern materials and techniques and in line with current Building Regulations and other legal requirements. The reinstatement cost helps you decide on the amount of buildings insurance cover you will need for the property.
We are able to offer an affordable and unique Drone Survey which allows us to photograph and advise on the condition of inaccessible areas of chimneys and roofs, which would normally be excluded from typical surveys.