Our own bespoke format of building survey and the most popular option we offer. A good combination of comprehensive detail and value for money...
Never more detailed than when compiled by a chartered building surveyor, the RICS’s top level survey is particularly suitable for larger, more complex properties...
Focused on the financial viability of your investment, this report picks up on defects which might impact upon the recoverable value of the asset...
"Thanks for the report – all good points raised and I will take these up over time ... I must say, compared with other reports I’ve seen, your report is very comprehensive – I’m sure you will have no objection if I pass your details around to others ‘in the neighbourhood’ who may want similar." Alan Morris , Crick, Northamptonshire
The video makes it pretty clear why you might want to instruct a firm for a survey on your behalf, with home buyers typically shelling out £5,750 on repairs once they’ve moved in. A survey can help you avoid properties that carry a hefty hidden repair bill and put your money in a solid investment.
Our building surveys include professional advice on serious defects like wood rot, structural movement and damp. We work hard on offering prompt delivery and we always offer a friendly, personable service.
Like any profession, chartered surveyors come in all sorts of categories and qualities. Unlike many general practice firms, we offer our services from a specialist chartered building surveyor – someone who has trained specifically in defect diagnosis for over 20 years.
Nigel is not a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ surveyor, he is a specialist whose core focus is on assisting home buyers and investors with their purchase. His knowledge of Coventry’s particular building stock and its flaws is extensive and his advice is comprehensive.
For any survey, you always pay about half for the time on site and half office time. The surveyor has to write and proof the report, which naturally costs money.
With Verbal Acquisition Advice, you pay just for the time on site. Instead of a written breakdown of the findings, you get a verbal one – which saves you both time and money. The level of inspection is the same as for a full building survey and you can take your own notes on site.
Our Director Nigel Polton Dip.Surv MRICS has worked on dozens of party wall instructions, both as the building owner’s and the adjoining owner’s surveyor.
Nigel’s knowledge of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 and its strenuous obligations can help his clients navigate potentially difficult legal waters, avoiding neighbourly conflict and unnecessary costs. He can issue notices and party wall awards as required.
Whilst a general practice surveyor can give you an overall view of a property’s condition, no chartered surveyor can provide advice on defects like a chartered building surveyor can.
The difference is that a building surveyor chose a pathway to qualification which focused heavily on defect analysis (pathology). As a building surveyor, Nigel can offer advice on any form of defect which is worrying you – often after a mortgage valuation or for insurance purposes.