What is a Building Survey?

Buying a home in London can seem like a dream come true, but it’s one that can quickly turn into a nightmare if you’re faced with structural defects, roof issues or an abundance of other common problems. Instead of potentially setting yourself up for financial hardship, let a Chartered Surveyor uncover the reality of the property’s condition by performing a comprehensive Building Survey for your London property.

Faulty drainpipes, pitched roofs and structural defects are just some of the problems that chartered surveyors uncover frequently, yet as many as 80% of homebuyers still neglect to have properties surveyed before entering into a long-term financial commitment.

If you’d rather join the savvy investors who protect their investment and their future, you should consider calling our qualified RICS surveyors for a building survey in London. Obtain a free quote online or get in touch with our professionals today.

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Cost of a Building Survey in London

The cost for a building survey in London varies depending on the size of the property, but the present starting price is £750. Some people rely on mortgage valuations to gain an insight into a property’s condition, but these brief reports merely exist to help lenders adequately secure their loans. Unlike a comprehensive building survey, mortgage valuations don’t detail the full extent of problems within a property or provide a cost estimate for any required repairs.

Our Full Building Survey is the most comprehensive report we provide, featuring written reports, photographs and quotes for any required works. Our chartered surveyors use advanced equipment, such as Pole Cams, to inspect every accessible nook and cranny of the property and provide reports that detail:

  • Areas of Movement
  • The Structural Condition of the Building
  • Timber Defects
  • Dampness
  • Condensation
  • Insulation
  • Roof Structure
  • External Walls
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Services (Gas, Electricity, Water, Drainage, Heating)
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Benefits of a Level 3 Building Survey

  • A peek into the future
    Our detailed reports help you save money in the long run by highlighting even seemingly minor issues that could exacerbate and become costly to repair if neglected.
  • A comprehensive insight into a property’s condition
    You don’t need to risk borrowing hundreds of thousands (or even millions) of pounds to buy a home that could prove to be a poor investment because a building survey details the condition of the roof, timber defects, all internal and external areas and more.
  • A powerful bargaining chip at the negotiating table
    Not all problematic properties need to be avoided, but you need to know whether the asking price is a true reflection of the home’s value. You could secure a property for much less than its asking price by highlighting the areas which require attention.

Is a Building Survey in London a worthwhile investment?

For as little as a few hundred pounds, a building survey can identify damages that could cost thousands to remedy and help you gauge the likelihood of issues arising in the future. In the process, you’ll gain the ability to reduce the asking price significantly.

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Building Survey Example Report

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Example Building Report

Patrick Cunningham
16:15 19 Jul 22
Very happy with the service they provided.
07:19 07 Jul 22
Thank you so much!Really clear and considered information and advice.
Franco Pagliari
01:39 10 May 22
Alaa provided a very thorough report in a short time scale. He is professional, competent and very supportive post survey. Recommended.