Surveys

The importance of a survey & survey types

HOME BUYER SURVEYS

When buying a new home, many people rely on their lenders valuation, or the advice of a friend or local builder, to highlight any problems. Increasingly though, valuations are carried out on a desktop from the comfort of an office using computer models, and even those which do include a site visit are only intended to determine the security of the loan. And your friend, or builder, whilst well-meaning, is unlikely to carry out a thorough and systematic inspection of the property, properly record its condition, or carry professional indemnity insurance in case they make a mistake. Just imagine having to pursue your friend through the courts if they missed a critical defect that cost you thousands to put right. It’s unthinkable!

A survey from JDM Surveyors is carried out by a properly trained, specialist residential surveyor, who conducts a careful and methodical inspection, to provide you with a comprehensive and accurate report you can rely on. Quite simply, it’s peace of mind.

A good value “home buyer” visual inspection designed to provide you with a brief picture of the home you are about to buy. Ideal for more modern properties and those in good condition.

A complete and thorough inspection of the property: –

  • Average 1-2-hour inspection
  • A general overview to highlight areas of major concern
  • Recommends what to do next where defects are identified
  • Comprehensive and thorough

Looking for major defects that might affect the property, such as: –

  • Rot in timbers such as windows, roofs, fascia’s, soffits and barge boards, decorative panels etc
  • Damp in walls, floors, chimneys, roofs etc
  • Subsidence, settlement and structural movement
  • Failure of roofs, walls and floors
  • Infestations such as woodworm, death-watch beetle, mice and rats, bats, birds etc
  • Leaks in plumbing, heating and sanitary installations

Reporting on general issues: –

  • External Chimneys, Roofs, Guttering, Walls, Windows, Timbers, Extensions Conservatories, Garages, Outbuildings
  • Internal Roof structure (loft), Ceilings, Walls, Floors, Chimney breasts, Fittings, Timbers
  • Services Electrics, Water, Heating, Drains
  • Environmental Flood risk, Radon risk, mining, shared facilities, rights of way and other conveyancing issues

Providing you with: –

  • A plain English, jargon-free report with clear photographs and diagrams to describe the construction and condition
  • Identification of major defects or areas of specific concern
  • Simple 1,2,3 condition rating of defects (the Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
  • Our report provides you with reliable information to help you in your decision to purchase the property.

All surveys are carried out by fully qualified and accredited surveyors.

This service does not include an assessment of the market value of the property.

 

BUILDING SURVEYS

When buying a new home, many people rely on their lenders valuation, or the advice of a friend or local builder, to highlight any problems. Increasingly though, valuations are carried out on a desktop from the comfort of an office using computer models, and even those which do include a site visit are only intended to determine the security of the loan. And your friend, or builder, whilst well-meaning, is unlikely to carry out a thorough and systematic inspection of the property, properly record its condition, or carry professional indemnity insurance in case they make a mistake. Just imagine having to pursue your friend through the courts if they missed a critical defect that cost you thousands to put right. It’s unthinkable!

A survey from JDM Surveyors is carried out by a properly trained, specialist residential surveyor, who conducts a careful and methodical inspection, to provide you with a comprehensive and accurate report you can rely on. Quite simply, it’s peace of mind.

A good value “building survey” visual inspection designed to provide you with a complete picture of the home you are about to buy. A thorough inspection to avoid the purchase delaying “further investigations required” recommendations too often seen in surveys.

A complete and thorough inspection of property: –
Average 3-4-hour survey

  • As complete a visual inspection as it is reasonably possible to carry out
  • Typically producing 300-400 photographs and 20-30 pages of notes

Looking for major defects that might affect the property, such as: –

  • Rot in timbers such as windows, roofs, fascia’s, soffits and barge boards, decorative panels etc
  • Damp in walls, floors, chimneys, roofs etc
  • Subsidence, settlement and structural movement
  • Failure of roofs, walls and floors
  • Infestations such as woodworm, death-watch beetle, mice and rats, bats, birds etc
  • Leaks in plumbing, heating and sanitary installations

Reporting on general issues: –

  • External Chimneys, Roofs, Guttering, Walls, Windows, Timbers, Extensions, Conservatories, Garages, Outbuildings
  • Internal Roof structure (loft), Ceilings, Walls, Floors, Chimney breasts, Fittings, Timbers
  • Services Electrics, Water, Heating, Drains
  • Environmental Flood risk, Radon risk, mining, shared facilities, rights of way and other conveyancing issues
  • Any other matters about which you have questions or a specific concern

Providing you with: –

  • A plain English, jargon-free report with clear photographs and diagrams to describe the construction and condition
  • Wherever possible, a complete investigation into the cause of defects, and clear information about the repairs necessary
  • Simple 1,2,3 condition rating of defects (the Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
  • A complete record of the property for reference before, during and after the purchase.
  • Advice and information about the performance and care of the property in the future.

Our report provides you with reliable, clear and comprehensive information to help you in your decision to purchase the property and the price you wish to pay.

All surveys are carried out by fully qualified and accredited surveyors

This service does not include an assessment of the market value of the property.