• Surveys & Valuations
Residential
RICS Home Buyer, Building Surveys and related services.

Paul Jackson is a Fellow of the RICS with a wealth of experience of sales and valuations of all types of property, as well as residential development, land, acquisition and disposal. Offering a personal service with professional coverage of West Midlands and Worcestershire areas.

A Building Survey Guide

 
A Building Survey is a comprehensive inspection of a property reported in a style to suit the property and your specific requirements. Itís suitable for all properties, especially:

  • Listed buildings
  • Older properties
  • Buildings constructed in an unusual way, however old they are
    Properties you plan to renovate or alter in any way
  • Properties that have had extensive alterations.

It examines all accessible parts of the property Ė and you can ask to have specific areas included, so it covers any particular concerns you have about the building. It is a product which can be tailored to your needs, agreed between you and your surveyor.

 

A Building Survey can include details of:

  • Major and minor defects and what they could mean
  • The possible cost of repairs
  • Results of damp testing on walls
  • Damage to timbers Ė including woodworm and rot
  • The condition of damp-proofing, insulation and drainage (though drains arenít tested)
  • Technical information on the construction of the property and the materials used
  • The location
  • Recommendations for any further special inspections.

A Building Survey doesnít include a valuation, but your surveyor can provide this separately if you need one.

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