If you are buying a large or old property, or are planning major works, a Building Survey is essential.
The Building surveying is all about taking care of the detail. Whether that is a residential house or flat, the diagnosis of defects and damage assessment is vital to ensure your property is sound.
If the property you’re thinking of buying was built before 1900 it is essential to invest in a detailed survey. It may cost more but it could save you thousands in the long run. You can use the survey to negotiate on price as you will have a clear idea of how much the renovation works will cost. We’ll provide you with detailed estimates of any works required and you’ll be able to use this information before the final offer.
The Shape Building Survey is the perfect choice for those older or more unusual buildings. We would recommend this level of survey if the building is more than 100 years old, is unusually constructed. It’s particularly useful if the property has been extended or altered or even if you’re planning a major conversion or renovation works. And if you’re buying a Listed Building a Building Survey for a listed building is a MUST.
This level of survey is the most comprehensive report that provides you with an in-depth analysis of the property’s construction, condition and includes advice on defects, repairs and maintenance options. The report will offer advice on when you might want to carry out such repairs and what costs might be involved in carrying them out. The report will also prioritise the more important considerations that require immediate investigation or repair and the implications if not attended to over time.
To understand more about the different types of surveys available and what Shape Surveyors offer, fill in the contact us form or call us today. One of the team members will be more than happy to chat through your circumstances and offer free impartial advice as to how best to proceed.
Keep in mind when you buy your home, you want independent advice, giving you the detail you need. A valuation from a mortgage lender is not a survey. It only really tells the lender whether the house offers security up to the amount you are wishing to borrow.
A survey from Shape Surveyors will tell you a great deal more and could save you thousands in the long run – especially in older properties, or when you want to make alterations. It may also enable you to negotiate the price.