Specific Defect Surveys – Sometimes you may find a problem or issue you are concerned about within your home.
You could ask a builder for an opinion but you may prefer to obtain an independent report from a building surveyor in which case the Specific Defect Report may well suit your requirements.
Problems such as mould on walls, timber decay and damp problems are the type of issues that might present themselves.
Commercial Building Surveys – If you are buying a commercial premises for owner occupation or as an investment as with residential property, obtaining a detailed survey on the condition of the property prior to purchase would be beneficial so that you may be fully aware of any issues that could present themselves after purchase.
Schedules of Condition – Whether you are a Landlord or Tenant dealing with property, you may need a Schedule of Condition prepared to best protect your interests and/or your investment in a property.
A Schedule of Condition is prepared by carrying out a full inspection survey of a property.
All defects apparent during the survey are noted and are usually photographed to give a fully documented record of a properties state of condition at a point in time.
Insurance Rebuild Estimates – Although included within the RICS Homebuyer Report and The Home Condition Survey an estimate of the rebuild cost for your home can be provided as a stand alone service.
The estimate is calculated using information provided by the BCIS (Buildings Cost Information Service).