What happens on a survey?
The surveyor will inspect the property from top to bottom, both inside and outside. All surveys are none invasive so we do not lift carpets, or unscrew anything, or move heavy furniture.
What do you inspect on a survey?
Some of the things we look for are:
- If there is any possible Asbestos at the property
- Ventilation issues
- Full damp checks
- Timber rot and damage
- Wall removals, alterations and building extensions
- Failure of key services like central heating system
What kind of defects might you find?
- Boiler flue
- Broken tiles
- Blocked drains
- Damp in bathrooms
- Roofing problems
- Dangerous glazing
- Central heating system leaks
Do I need to be at the property for the survey?
No, we arrange everything through the estate agent and with the vendor and will contact you once the survey and report are complete.
How long does the survey take?
Usually around 2-4 hours depending on the size of the property.
How soon will I get the report?
We aim to complete your report within 5 working days (completed reports will only be sent upon receiving full payment)
What do I do if you find defects?
You are welcome to call your surveyor to discuss anything on the report and they will offer support and advice to help you to decide what to do next.
What if I change my mind about the survey?
You can cancel a surveyor with a minimum of 24 hours notice, in writing, without any charge. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you may be charged up to the full cost of the report.
How much does a survey cost?
Each survey is different and it all depends on the age, size, location, value of the property and type of survey required.