Buying a Victorian or Edwardian purpose
built Mansion apartment which is
leasehold or shared freehold
We have experience of carrying out surveys on Victorian and Edwardian Mansion apartments
What do the red ovals mean?
The red ovals are a system that we used within our structural surveys and building surveys to highlight problem areas so that you are not left wondering what the problem is. In addition to this if the photographs do not we believe explain the problem enough together with our survey report we also add in one of our own sketches such as the example that is shown here.
Caveat emptor means buyer beware and is why you need to have a building survey to find out if there are any problems within the property; the estate agent certainly will not advise you of any.
Remember the building Surveyor that you employ will be the only person working for you with your interests at heart.
Meet your Independent Building Surveyor
Meeting your surveyor at the property to talk through any issues we believe is essential.
Surveys on apartments and flats
When looking at Mansion properties there are many things to look out for example property problems can occur with...
Buying your first flat or apartment or new home
This article is one of a series of articles that looks at the different types of properties that we thought would be of use to you when looking to buy a perfect property. This article explains some of the typical items that Surveyors will see when they carry out a building survey.
One of the main points we will advise is to make time available when the survey is being carried out to go and meet your Surveyor at the property.
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Purpose built Victorian and Edwardian Mansion flats and apartments
Keep a watch out for immaculately presented interiors.
Painted to sell
We use the term painted to sell and often properties can be much more than painting such as plastering over cracks and painting to hide dampness. We have come across furniture strategically positioned to hide defects.
When carrying out structural building surveys we often take surface temperature readings with the example above showing high readings as heat travels up from the properties below this apartment compared with the cooler readings taken at the top.
Mansion apartments often benefit from heat transfer from the other adjoining properties particularly if you are on the top floor.
The roof space should always be viewed if at all possible; in this particular case whilst the apartment was gaining heat from the apartments below and to the sides there was no insulation present in the roof.
To reiterate lack of insulation will mean that heat gained from the adjoining properties will be lost through the roof.
Just be aware if you are on the top floor of a Victorian or Edwardian mansion apartment conversion unless there is a lift present in the property you will be doing a lot of walking which could be good if you wish to have the exercise!
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Always make sure when you have a survey your meet your Surveyor at the property.
We can email you examples of our structural surveys
If you are interested in having a structural survey on a one or two bedroom mansion apartment please call us on free phone us for a friendly chat on 0800 298 5424. If you are a landlord please contact us as we would be happy to help you with Schedules of Condition or Structural surveys on apartments.
Phone us for an example of a property like yours
Whilst we cannot guarantee it we believe we have carried out surveys on nearly every type of property so contact us on 0800 298 5424 and we are sure that we will be able to send you an example survey of a similar property to the one that you are looking to buy so you can see what you will receive from us before you purchase.
No matter who you commission to carry out your structural survey we always recommend that you go along to the survey to have a chat with the Surveyor.
We would also be happy to email you some examples of our tailor made reports, Schedules of Condition, Structural Surveys and Property Reports. We also find that Specific Defect Reports can be use where there is one problem or issue that needs resolving between the landlord and tenant.
We hope you found the article of use and if you have any experiences that you feel should be added to this article that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have put is wrong then please do not hesitate to contact us (we are only human).
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