A Full Building Survey is the most thorough survey type, and provides a complete investigation of all areas of the property that our Leamington Spa surveyors are able to access. You will receive detailed advice on both major problems and wear and tear issues, including estimates of the costs to fix any ndefects. The structural integrity of the property is examined in detail and our structural engineers can advise you if there is anything of concern. Our reports are industry-leading – comprehensive and detailed, with photos throughout.
Whether you are buying or selling, a building survey will allow you to fully understand the property in question. If you are buying, the survey will help you plan for any costs of repairs or maintenance, and will allow you to negotiate the sale price accordingly. If you are selling, the survey can be used to identify issues that may jeopardise a sale.
Our HomeBuyer surveys in the Warwickshire area are carried out by local RICS Chartered Surveyors from our Leamington Spa office. The HomeBuyer survey is briefer than a Full Building Survey and focuses on assessing easily accessible areas and serious issues only. Top-line guidance on environmental hazards and issues that your legal advisor should investigate are also included.
Our surveyors are familiar with the local area and use their knowledge of the region to include a market valuation and reinstatement costs (for insurance purposes) in the survey report.
The Leamington Spa team of Chartered Surveyors and Structural Engineers offer Specific Defect Surveys across the Warwickshire area. These surveys are used when there is a concern about a certain aspect of a property, but the rest of the building is thought to be sound. For example, a Specific Defect Survey could be used to assess whether a crack in a wall is a sign of subsidence, or to determine the extent and cause of damp. The survey report includes a detailed description of the survey findings, relevant photos and a discussion of the repairs needed and associated costs.
RICS valuations are typically required for houses purchased using shared ownership schemes, such as Help to Buy, and when tenants make use of their Right to Buy. The valuations must be done by a valuer who is registered with the RICS and should be carried out in accordance with the RICS’ Red Book guidance document. Our Leamington Spa Help to Buy and RICS valuation reports meet all of the criteria needed for valuing houses bought using Help to Buy and other shared equity schemes. Our Leamington office supports RICS valuations surveyors specialising in Help to Buy valuations in Coventry, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon and, of course, Leamington Spa.
With both our head office and lead structural engineer based in Leamington Spa, Allcott Associates are ideally placed to support residential structural engineering projects in the Leamington and Coventry regions. We frequently provide structural calculations for architects, homeowners and builders to support I-beam or RSJ installations, extensions, loft coversions and more. Our engineers are also experts in structural roof calculations, and work closely with suppliers to provide certification for solar panel installation.