Brighton’s vibrant atmosphere and popularity mean that property in the city tends to be high value. From historic seafront apartments, mews properties and townhouses to large, detached homes in Hove, there are myriad property types, with a significant trend towards the buy-to-let market.
HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys in Brighton
At Robinson Elliott, we are experienced at performing Building Surveys and HomeBuyer Reports in Brighton and across the South East. We will work with you to ascertain the best property survey for your property. A thorough inspection will then take place, with a subsequent report tailored to your needs.
Whether you have requested a HomeBuyer Report or a Building Survey, we ensure that you get all the information you need in order to make the right decision on your property. It is worth noting that HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys are different, so it is important to know which kind of survey you need. We will be able to advise you on the best method to proceed.
What kind of property survey do I need?
The type of property survey you require depends on the property you are purchasing. A HomeBuyer Report is usually sufficient for newer properties in a good state of repair, whereas older properties, those of a higher value, large properties and those which are rundown are likely to require a full Building Survey.
A Building Defects Report is another option, which balances the features of a HomeBuyer Report with the depth of Building Survey. Typically, a Building Defects Report will focus on specific, pre-identified issues within a property. This services includes a full diagnostic survey and defect appraisal, while the Report itself will additionally offer recommendations for how defects should be repaired.
Our team of RICS-registered Chartered Surveyors in Brighton are experienced and qualified at performing all the above services, along with the provision of advice and guidance for whatever you may need.
What do Brighton Chartered Surveyors do?
A qualified Chartered Surveyor is highly trained to examine properties in detail, both inside and out. In the case of a full structural survey, this will also include examination of the external roof, property boundaries and party walls.
A full inspection will take place, according to the requirements of the survey requested, and the report will subsequently be issued. For Building Surveys, this includes an expert commentary that goes into detail about all relevant aspects of the property and its grounds. Particular areas of concern will be highlighted, such as dilapidation issues, infestation and rot, and suggestions for repair and future maintenance will be included.
Our years of experience as Chartered Surveyors in Brighton’s complex property market afford us the expertise and knowledge to understand specific issues often found in Brighton properties. We also know the best local contractors to undertake any remedial work, so you can be sure of the highest quality workmanship every step of the way.
Brighton Building Surveys for Property Sellers
With Brighton property tending to fetch high sale prices, ensuring that you sell for the best possible price is vital. We would strongly recommend not relying on an estate agent valuation, as they are not equipped to provide a truly accurate valuation, which can cause problems.
With a Building Survey from Robinson Elliott Chartered Surveyors, the property will be examined in much greater depth than it would have been by an estate agent. Any areas which may be flagged by a potential buyer are identified, allowing you to make repairs before marketing the property. This is key to ensuring you sell your property fast and for its full value.
Building Surveys for Insurance Purposes
Not only is it important to have an accurate valuation ahead of a sale, it is also crucial to ensure that your property is accurately valued for insurance purposes. Underinsurance can pose a serious financial threat to homeowners. In the event of a claim, an inaccurate valuation could leave a shortfall in any insurance payout, leaving you liable for the difference.