The team in our Sheffield office carries out RICS Full Building (‘Level 3’) Surveys for properties in South Yorkshire. We use combined expertise from our local Chartered Surveyors and in-house Structural Engineers to provide comprehensive surveys that include detailed structural advice. In addition, we describe the property condition in detail; our reports are some of the most thorough in the industry, with photos throughout. All of our Sheffield surveyors have years of experience in the South Yorkshire area and are experts in assessing local properties for known issues in this region, such as mining subsidence and issues with stonework.
Your full building survey will cover everything that the surveyor is able to examine, from inspection of the attic to looking under loose carpets and behind furniture. Your surveyor will tailor the survey and report to your needs, to make sure that all your concerns are addressed. Importantly, your report will include detailed guidance on any repairs and maintenance needed, along with associated costs.
Our Sheffield HomeBuyer surveys (also known as Level 2 surveys) focus on identifying serious faults with a property. They are less thorough than a full building survey, and industry guidelines recommend them for newer properties of standard construction that are in good condition. The surveyor will use local knowledge to estimate the reinstatement cost and market value of your home, and will provide a top-level overview of maintenance and repairs that are required.
Our surveyors are happy to meet with you on site to discuss your needs. In addition, your surveyor will be on hand after you receive your report to answer any questions you may have.
Our Chartered Surveyors and Structural Engineers in Sheffield and South Yorkshire carry out specific defect surveys to assess particular structural issues, or problems with building condition. Subsidence is a common concern in the Yorkshire area, and specific surveys are often used to investigate cracking or bowing of walls. A specific defect survey involves a detailed inspection, akin to a full building survey, but unlike a full survey only covers the particular area of concern. Your report describes the survey findings and is illustrated with photos. It will also include guidance on repairs that are required and how much they will cost.
Sheffield and surrounding towns such as Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Wakefield are Help to Buy hotspots. For those that have bought houses using the scheme, Help to Buy valuations will be needed when they come to sell their property. Similarly, Help to Buy RICS Valuations will also be required if homeowners wish to repay all or part of their loan. We carry out Help to Buy valuations across Sheffield and neighbouring areas to help homeowners wanting to redeem their loans. All of our valuations comply with Target Help to Buy valuation criteria and meet RICS Red Book standards. Our RICS valuations surveyors also conduct Right to Buy valuations and Shared Ownership assessments in this region.