Getting a quality building survey is one of the most important factors when dealing with all kinds of properties. Whether you have packed your boxes, signed the deeds or are about to take the leap with a new property, you need to consider a professional building survey before it is too late!
Here with Chris Ledger, Chartered Surveyor, you get nothing but the finest building surveys in the Isle of Wight area. With peace of mind, trust of quality and expertise ranging over many years, you can rest easy at night knowing your property survey is in safe hands at all times.
Whether your financial state is in despair or you are making the move into the property market, a building survey only ever benefits your case rather than harm it. As the most comprehensive of all residential surveys, a building survey from Chris Ledger is sure to meet all of your requirements and make you aware of the quality of your property in great detail.
The survey goes into great detail about the property condition and lets all homeowners know the ins and out of their property either before or after purchase.
Recent studies have shown that more than 80% of homeowners are not arranging building surveys to take place when they purchase a new property which can be detrimental to not only the property but also your pocket in later life.
Transformed Structural Survey
The building survey used to be known as the structural survey but it missed vital key areas in the survey that homeowners were seeking. The survey now covers all areas of a property and suggests areas of concern, repair and future amendments with confidence. The building survey includes:
- diagnosis of defects, and detailed advice on repairs and maintenance
- a full description of the condition and construction of each element of the property
- section on energy efficiency
- colour-coded condition ratings
- an overall assessment, including an overall opinion and a summary of condition ratings, repairs and suggested further investigations
Source information taken directly from The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Spending a significant amount of time checking the internal and external elements of your home, Chris makes visual checks and observations of numerous areas at your property. Some of the properties that a building survey is particularly useful for include:
- Listed buildings
- Old structures
- Buildings that are undergoing or are going to experience renovation and changes e.g. extensions
- Buildings that have previously been renovated or altered structurally
- Buildings of unusual structure, regardless of age
The surveys examine all elements of the property so that you are aware if there are faults that need urgently addressing. The surveyor actively searches for structural problems or defects and are legally obliged to alert the homeowner on the severity of these faults in the report.
So, Why Do I Need One? You may be asking…
Put yourself in the shoes of someone else who is buying a property without checking over the fine print and the actual condition of the property. Without a professional building survey, you are essentially going down the same unknown route that they are, which only ever turns out bad for the homeowner.
Although it can often seem like an expense you don’t need at this time of further expense, it is a sound investment that needs to be made to avoid further costs in the future and nasty surprises you were not prepared for.
Imagine buying a property, selling yours, moving in and finally finding out it has a major structural issue meaning you can’t live there? Sounds awful, right?
As well as using the building survey to make yourself aware of the quality, you can also use the information received to “negotiate with the vendor” should there be issues out of your control. If the repair work is going to cost up to £10,000, you can ask for £10,000 off the final price. Sounds much better now….
Get in Touch
In order to avoid unexpected costs, serious unknown defects and further disruption with your new property or extension, call Chris Ledger today on 01983 731 198. Don’t be left with a damaged property you had no idea about and get organised today with a reliable building survey from an expert chartered surveyor.