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RICS BUILDING AND STRUCTURAL SURVEYORS THIRTY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN DERBY NOTTINGHAM NEWARK GRANTHAM AREA
On this Nottingham Homebuyers Survey we encountered severe structural movement causing a considerable slope on the landing floor. The movement also showed up in the fracturing and dropping of brickwork above window openings. The original slate roof had been recovered with much heavier concrete tiles but there had been no attempt to upgrade the roof structure making it vulnerable to failue in the event of heavy snow. Poor gutter arrangements put the property at risk of water penetration as it has solid walls which will make it cold and prone to condensation.
Newark 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.
Our Grantham 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 rcently been blocked.
A full description of the property including measurements of the structural elements to ensure that the structure of the property is understood.
A list of all the major elements of the property and services with a comment as to condition, urgency and suggestions as to methods and costs of repairs if appropriate.
Investigations that should be undertaken by legal advisers before exchange of contracts
A summary of items requiring either urgent repair of further investigation identification of serious risks to the property and people.
A market valuation and insurance reinstatement cost can be added if required.
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 tell you any more information about serious defects to the property than the Homebuyers Report.
It is considered that the Homebuyers Report will be suitable for most clients.