Building Surveys

  • Valuations
  • Home Buyer Reports
  • Building Surveys or Structural Surveys

Your home will be the most valuable asset that you will ever acquire, and you should ensure that you are fully aware of its condition prior to exchanging contracts. In this country the law of caveat emptor or ‘let the buyer beware’ still applies, and you purchase property at-risk. A building survey will identify any problem areas with the building construction and you will then have the ability to consider your position prior to progressing with the purchase.

At WildeTrice all our surveyors are Chartered Building Surveyors and Professional Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We have been established since 1973 and we have been carrying out surveys on all types of property in the south-east for the past four decades. WildeTrice is a private practice highly committed to providing a personal and professional service to all our clients.

There are three types of property survey currently recognised by the RICS in respect of the acquisition of a residential property. The valuation survey is nearly always completed by your mortgage company as security on their investment and for their benefit. The two remaining types of survey are normally carried out by a Chartered Building Surveyor and these will provide a detailed report on the physical condition of the property. These are the two reports that WildeTrice undertake and can assist upon to ensure that you know what you are buying.

The Home Buyers Report is a more basic building survey and is suitable for standard types of building such as flats and small houses. We recommend this type of survey on properties up to a sale value of £350,000, and which are of a more straightforward nature usually constructed post 1970. The Home Buyers Report focuses on the key areas of construction, but will not look at superficial items such as decorations, and the condition of bathroom and kitchen fittings. The Building Survey report is a thorough and comprehensive inspection and report process which looks at all the possible areas that can be inspected. This type of report is suitable for all buildings. Please contact the office to discuss your property purchase and exact survey requirements.

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