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Nottingham Homebuyers Surveyors Fees
Steve Butler Surveyor has been undertaking Building Surveys and Level 2 Homebuyers Surveys of residential property in Nottingham for thirty years and is thus very familiar with the area. He attended Nottingham Trent University to take his Chartered Surveyors examinations. Steve has been surveying, valuing and managing a portfolio of properties in Nottingham since qualifying as Chartered Surveyor in 1992. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors which is an independent professional body established by Royal Charter has been setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity for surveyors. It is the world's leading professional body for surveyors. Steve Butler has also passed the Government's Home Inspector Surveying Examinations and is a qualified commercial energy surveyor and associate member of the Chartered Institution of Legal Executives.
Steve Butler Chartered Surveyors are entirely independent surveyors We do not not pay introductory fees to estate agents ensuring our independence.
Our surveyors have lived in or owned properties of all types and ages in many parts of the East Midlands and Nottingham so we have considerable local knowledge of most areas, and practical experience of owning and maintaining many types and ages of property.
Nottingham RICS Hombuyers surveyors report on a 1925 terrace houseThe front and rear walls of this property had been badly damaged by water because of failure to undertake a few hundred pounds of gutter and down pipe repairs. Intruders had damaged the kitchen and bathroom and run off with the boiler as well as damaging central heating pipes. An extension containing the bathroom and kitchen was single skin construction and likely to be cold and prone to water penetration. An attic conversion particuarly concerned our surveyor as it had dangerous stairs and no fire protection and probably no insulation of the ceiling.
Low Surveyors Fees for RICS Level 2 Homebuyers Surveys and Level 3 Building Surveys
Our RICS surveyors provide a rapid response in the Nottingham area at low cost. Homebuers Report Costs and Building Survey Prices are fixed and as there is no hidden VAT so you know exactly where you are.
If you are you buying a property in Nottinghamshire then a pre-purchase Level 3 Building or Level 2 Homebuyers Report from one of our RICS surveyors may help avoid future expenses.
Our surveyors specialise in surveying and valuing residential property in Nottinghamshire offering a rapid turnaround with efficient and competitive service.
All Building Survey and Homebuyers Reports are undertaken by Steve Butler RICS Chartered Surveyor personally ensuring that personalized service to all our clients.
Nottingham RICS building surveyors report on a 1925 detached house. The chimneys were in poor condition, tiles were slipping, gutters were clogged and broken. The roof face had dished. Additional timbers had been added to strengthen the roof. The property had long standing movement at the head of an opening to a rear bay window. A timber floor had humped slightly.
RICS Building Surveys provides a more detailed picture of a property’s construction and can be carried out on practically all residential properties.
The report is bespoke and tailored to your requests.
It is most suitable when the building is less conventional. This could be because it is very old, it has been built using unusual construction methods, or it is dilapidated. Similarly, it can be very informative if a building has been extensively altered.
An RICS Building Survey will tell you about the condition of the property including the state of the chimneys, roofs, rainwater goods, roof edges, walls, floors, ceilings, partitions, windows and doors. We can tell you whether there is any structural movement or settlement, wet rot, dry rot, woodworm or damp problems. We give you an overview of the services such as the electrical installations, boiler, central heating, hot and cold water.
Notttingham RICS Surveyors Report on a leaning gable end.
The report on the suspected movement and suggested remedies
Measurement with a spirt level by our surveyors suggested that the top fifteen course of bricks are out of plumb by 150mm from above the point at which two purlins bear into the gable wall. The top ten course of the wall are built with a single skin of bicks and are likely to be unstable. The the likely cause of the leaning wall is failure to ties it into the strcture at the time of construction.
Our surveyors suggested that the top fifteen courses of brickwork should be rebuilt with a 225mm wall that is inherently more stable. Straps set into the centre of the wall can be secured to the roof structure. The straps can be secured to the existing longitudinal timbers and to planks screwed across and perpendicular to the rafters just below each side of the apex. 18mm x 120mm x 2.4m floor boards or similar would suffice.
Sadly in this instance the purchaser had relied on a mortgage valuation for the purchase of the late 1920's house which is thus about nintey years old. The surveyor thus had no duty to report the leaning wall to the purchaser as he was only worried about his mortgage lender. The purchaser will now have to stand the cost of about £250.00 of labour and about £750.00 of scaffold if the wall is to be properly repaired by rebuilding it. A homebuyers survey by Steve Butler Chartered Surveyors Nottingham would have cost about £400.00.
A standardized report produced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to highlight significant problems and matters requiring urgent investigation.
It is designed to flag up major defects and problems that need urgent or significant attention, because such issues will affect the property’s value.
It is the cost effective choice for the majority of property purchasers.
A valuation of the property and estimation of reinstatement cost for insurance purposes is included as standard in both our Building Survey and Homebuyers Survey reports.
Due to the time taken to measure the property Building Surveys cost considerably more than the Homebuyers Report, however you should bear in mind that they are unlikely to find any serious defects to the property that the Homebuyers Survey and Report will not.
It is considered that the Homebuyers Survey and Report will be suitable for most clients.
Although modern this property suffered from a buckled flank walls, rotting timbers and a fractured floor.
Our Nottingham RICS surveyors undertake residential property valuations for all types of purpose such as matrimonial disputes, probate and insolvency. We are fully familiar with the requirements for Help to Buy Valuations. Our surveyors have undertaken hundreds of Help to Buy Valuations and are used to meeting Target's (The administrators of the scheme) requirements.
Party Wall surveyors Nottingham
We can help property owners in Nottinghamshire with Party Wall matters. Steve Butler surveyors can help prepare schedules of condition prior to works on an adjoining property so that there is no argument as to whether the proposed works cause damage. Our surveyors can also draw up an agreement between the parties so that works are carried out in a manner that will reduce the risk of damage to an adjoining property and inconvenience to the neighbour.
Nottingham Surveyors Property Survey Survey Report on a 1850 Detached Cottage
Our Nottingham building surveys went to this property with a damp proofing contractors report in hand only to find that none of the works recommeded were necessary. Our RICS surveyors found damage to the property from condesnation, swollen joinery windows that required early refurbishment rotten conervatory roof joists high ground levels and a drain that had recently been blocked.
Defects noticed by our Nottingham Surveyors whilst undertaking Homebuyers Reports and Building Surveys in Nottinghamshire
Beware of allowing small self-seeded trees to get a foothold. They are very powerful as can be seen from this photograph taken by our Nottingham surveyors during a RICS Homebuyers Survey. The expanding tree trucks have moved the wall by about 4.5 inches. If not removed they will continue to buckle the wall until it comes apart.
Fractured floor. The house had been built on a sand quarry. Amazingly a mortgage surveyor and a structural engineer who incorrectly diagnosed sulphate attack (sulphate attack forms humps in the floor) had missed the buckled window frame seen below.The purchaser lost £20,000 selling the house on to a builder.
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