RICS Level 3, Full Building Surveys are the most comprehensive surveys on the market. Our Milton Keynes RICS Chartered Surveyors and Structural Engineers conduct a thorough assessment of the property, looking at everything from serious defects and structural issues, to the condition of the building and any wear and tear. Anything that can be inspected will be; the surveyor will even look under loose carpets, behind furniture and in accessible roof voids. The surveyor will also provide detailed guidance on repairs and maintenance that are required, along with estimated costs.
The results of the survey will give you an in-depth understanding of your property and will aid negotiations on price if you are buying or selling. Your local surveyor can also provide advice on local issues, such as subsidence resulting from tree roots growing into the clay soil found in this area.
RICS Level 2 HomeBuyer surveys are a less detailed than Level 3 surveys. During a HomeBuyer survey, the chartered surveyor looks at all easily accessible areas of a property to check for any dangerous or serious defects, or any issues that might affect the value of the property. The survey report will provide an overview of repairs and maintenance but it will not include detailed advice and estimated costs. Reinstatement costs for insurance purposes and a market valuation will also be included.
Our local surveyors are happy to meet with you on site, and will be on hand with fast responses to any questions that you have after you have received your report. Furthermore, all of our surveyors are chartered members of RICS. This ensures all our work meets the rigorous standards of our profession’s governing institutions.
If you have a concern about a particular part of your house, or there is a specific issue that you need to investigate in more detail, you may require a Specific Defect Survey. Our Milton-Keynes-based RICS Chartered Surveyors and Structural Engineers provide specific inspections along with detailed guidance on issues with building condition or structure, and will advise you on whether a problem can be rectified, what repairs that are required and the associated costs. Detailed designs and structural calculations are also available upon request; these can be used to instruct builders or other construction contractors.
Our RICS Registered Valuation Surveyors have in-depth knowledge of the Milton Keynes property market and use their specialised knowledge and experience to provide an evidence-based market valuation. This differs from an estate agent valuation in several ways. There is no conflict of interest, so you can be sure that the valuation is independent and objective. It is based on a technical assessment of the property and comparable sales of nearby houses, and follows the professional standards set out in the RICS’ ‘Red Book’ guidance document. Our Help to Buy valuations meet the Target Help to Buy valuation criteria, and our independent surveyors assess properties across the region, from Milton Keynes, Bletchley and Toddington to Northampton and Kettering. Our Registered valuers are also qualified to carry out valuations for Right to Buy and other Shared Ownership schemes.