East Grinstead boasts a wide range of property types, from executive flats to period countryside homes. While some of these will require just a simple Home Buyer Report, many of East Grinstead’s older properties will need a full building survey before purchase. Only 20% of people undertake a survey before purchasing a property, but this can be a dangerous mistake, leaving you liable for repair costs and other responsibilities that could otherwise have been avoided.
Robinson Elliott Chartered Surveyors in East Grinstead has extensive experience in the East Grinstead property market. We have a thorough knowledge of the full scope of residences in the area, enhancing our ability to deliver an accurate and expert service.
Home Buyer Reports and Building Surveys in East Grinstead
As building surveyors in East Grinstead, we perform surveys and Home Buyer Reports on a full range of residential properties across the South East.
When commissioning a building survey, the property assessment will be followed up with a Building Survey Report, which will detail the full results of the survey. This is a comprehensive document, going into much more detail than a Home Buyer Report. This is because an old or extensive property is often subject to hidden flaws which could affect the integrity of the property, and its value. That is why a Building Survey Report forms such an important part of negotiating a purchase.
What kind of property survey do I need?
A Home Buyer Report is usually the best option for modern property. For larger or older properties, a full structural survey may be required. Where such a survey is required, the services of a professional building surveyor are vital.
Though a Home Buyer Report is generally all that is needed for a newer property, there are exceptions. A property that is run down, regardless of age, and newer high value property should also receive a full Building Survey.
Building Defects Reports balance the features of a Home Buyer Report and a Building Survey. A Building Defects Report will hone in on specific issues, provide a full diagnostic survey and a defect appraisal, along with offering recommendations for repair.
Whether you require a Home Buyers Report, Building Defects Report or a full Building Survey, get in touch with our Chartered Surveyors in East Grinstead to find out more.
What does a Chartered Surveyor do?
The job of a chartered building surveyor involves examining the interior and exterior of a property. When conducting a full structural survey, we will also assess the roof and loft space, cellars, party walls and boundaries.
Following the inspection, we will issue a building survey report which includes an expert commentary, detailing all relevant aspects of the building and its grounds. Key areas for attention are highlighted, such as subsidence, dilapidation, infestation or rot, and we will offer suggestions on how these issues may be repaired and maintained.
As experienced Chartered Surveyors in East Grinstead, we provide detailed insight gained through many years of working in the area. We are able to suggest the best contractors to work with on any particular remedial works that will need to be done, drawing on our years of experience with local tradesmen to ensure the job is done to a high standard.
East Grinstead Building Surveys for Property Sellers
When selling your property, you will invariably be keen to secure a quick sale at the correct price. You should never rely on estate agent valuations alone. A Chartered Surveyor will look deeply at your property, identifying and alerting you to any areas which may be flagged by a potential buyer. Remedying any problems before marketing the property will help you to achieve the best possible result from your sale.
Building Surveys for Insurance
Having an accurate valuation of your property is absolutely essential. Yes, it helps when you come to sell the property, but your insurance company must also have an accurate property valuation. If you should need to make a claim, being underinsured can cause a significant financial shortfall for which you would be liable.
You can find out more about preventing underinsurance with this handy guide: The Dangers of Property Underinsurance (and how to avoid it)
You may also be interested in the importance of accurate valuations for insurance purposes in this Guide to Building Insurance Reinstatement Cost Assessments.
Why Choose Robinson Elliott Chartered Surveyors?
As a leading Chartered Surveyor in East Grinstead, we are highly experienced in performing a full range of property surveys in the East Grinstead area. We are RICS-registered, fully qualified building surveyors, and with an established reputation as leading Chartered Surveyors in East Grinstead, are committed to exceeding our clients’ expectations at every turn.
If you would like to find out more about our range of services, please do get in touch. We are always here to offer advice and assistance, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.