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Building Surveyors Surrey

Being members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors allows us to deliver the highest-level structural survey reports (RICS level 3). This type of report gives a far greater insight into the structural health of a property, enabling property owners to make informed decisions when buying new properties. This is one of the many reasons why Prinsegate are the Building Surveyors Surrey residents choose.

The Importance of Having a Building Survey Report

For most people, the most expensive purchase they will ever make is their home. It’s therefore important to know exactly what you are buying and getting yourself into. An owner will certainly benefit from getting expert advice on the condition of their property – whether that’s to live in it, rent it out or sell it.

It’s important to know that a valuation is not a building survey, as a valuation is used for the benefit of your lender to value the property only, whereas a building survey assesses the condition of the property, largely for your own personal benefit.

Different homes can allow for different levels of surveying, particularly if the property you are looking to buy is big, old or complicated. In such a case, a full building survey is definitely the correct one for you. This is known as a level 3 report and provides you with an in-depth analysis of the property and its current condition along with advice on defects, repairs and maintenance options. However, the safest option is to choose a full building survey for any property you intend on purchasing. The cost of more detailed reporting is negligible relative to the investment of a lifetime.

Why You Need to Choose a Building Surveyor Regulated by RICS

The RICS is a professional body for Chartered Surveyors and provides the standards and guidance for surveyors as well as training for its members. The RICS also ensures the continued development of its members to make sure they comply with the changing standards and legislation.

RICS surveyors are qualified, experienced and regulated – having to follow strict rules of conduct in an unregulated market. They are committed to providing an expert, cost-effective service of the highest of quality by following the RICS guidelines.

By using a RICS qualified surveyor, you can be assured of receiving the best possible advice and guidance based on your individual circumstances.

What does a Building Surveyor do?

A Building Surveyor performs full building surveys on all types of property, such as residential and commercial properties. They are responsible for completing a structural survey to deliver reports on the structural integrity of the chosen property and can play a huge role in project management.

The types of service they offer can be vital for establishing information on building-related issues such as:

  • Construction and condition of the property
  • Identifying hidden and visible defects
  • Highlighting consequences of failing to act
  • Building pathology (damp, movement etc.)
  • Project timelines
  • Dealing with urgent/dangerous issues
  • Coming up with options and solutions
  • Budgeting repairs and restoration
  • Energy efficiency
  • Materials usage and performance
  • Maintenance
  • Ensuring any works meet Party Wall regulations
  • Dealing with planning applications, property legislation and building regulations

Why Choose Prinsegate’s Surrey Building Surveyors?

All of our Chartered Building Surveyors create their reports in an easy to read manner and will not use any jargon that most people can’t understand. Everything is explained in simple terms and we provide you with a number of clear options, which is especially useful for homebuyers who are interested in the condition of their properties.

Many of our Structural Surveyors have plenty of practical knowledge from previous hands-on contracting and are able to provide you with realistic cost estimates for any work that may need to be done to the property. This is something that can be especially beneficial when you are negotiating a property’s purchase price.

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If you’re looking for a Building Surveyor in Surrey, the Prinsegate team are on hand to offer you the benefit of their extensive expertise. Get in contact today by completing the contact form below and one of our professionals will be happy to discuss your requirements in more detail.