Building Surveys

If you are buying a residential property, you may find that a RICS HomeBuyer report is sufficient – and is the most cost-effective option.

However, if the house is of an unusual construction, or in a very dilapidated condition, or has listed building status, or where extensive renovation is planned, you may wish to have a building survey, formerly known as a full structural survey or level 3 survey.

A building survey will give you a clear, impartial and detailed assessment, including a comprehensive breakdown of any issues and actions that you might need to plan and budget for – invaluable if you are negotiating a purchase price or commercial lease.

The building survey includes:-

  • Detailed descriptions of the construction, defects noted and the scope (and estimated costs) of any remedial works
  • Tall ladder access, a water test of foul drains (where accessible) and photographs where these assist in illustrating defects

What our surveyors offer you:-

  • Discussion with you before inspection, to go over any specific questions
  • Communicating with your conveyancing solicitor, ahead of the inspection
  • Preliminary advice on proposed extensions, alterations and conversions
  • Sending a copy of our inspection report to your solicitor, highlighting issues that require their input

A building survey inspection is particularly suitable for:-

  • Older and dilapidated properties or with listed building status
  • Buildings of unusual construction
  • Properties you plan to renovate or alter in any way
  • Properties that have had extensive alterations

At Rumball Sedgwick, our building surveys are tailored to your needs and undertaken by a chartered building surveyor.

To request a building survey, please contact one of our expert surveyors on 01923 200096.