Full Building Surveys are the most detailed and thorough type of survey. They are also often referred to as ‘Level 3 surveys’ and used to be called ‘Structural surveys’, to reflect the comprehensive investigation of a property’s structure that is included in this type of investigation. A Full Building Survey will cover the entire property, including (where possible) the cellar, attic, behind furniture and under loose carpets. Whatever the age or type of home, a Full Building Survey will give you a complete understanding of the condition of the property.
Our Nottingham-based RICS Chartered Surveyors and Structural Engineers are experts in assessing every aspect of your home, from build type and condition, to structural integrity and maintenance issues. Your surveyor will provide a detailed report, including advice on any repairs that might be needed and how much they are likely to cost. Our East Midlands surveyors are specialists in regional issues, such as subsidence caused by mining, and common faults with 1930s properties such as problems with wall ties and damp.
Our Nottingham Chartered Surveyors offer HomeBuyer surveys across the East Midlands area. These surveys are less detailed than a Full Building Survey and are therefore suitable for properties that have been built recently and conventionally, and that are in good condition. The HomeBuyer report follows a set format and focuses on serious issues and those that affect property price, rather than detailing all aspects of building condition. An overview of repairs and maintenance is included, but detailed guidance and estimated are not.
Our local surveyors also use their knowledge of the region’s property market to provide a valuation, alongside reinstatement costs for insurance purposes.
The Nottingham office supports Specific Defect Surveys, which are carried out by our RICS Chartered Surveyors and Structural Engineers. These surveys focus on a particular concern about a property, rather than examining the entire dwelling. For example, a client may request a specific investigation of suspected movement in a wall or roofing defects, or they may wish to check the standard of previous building works, such as extensions or loft conversions. The report will contain a detailed and thorough description of the surveyor’s findings, with photos, and guidance on repairs and associated costs.