A review on buying a Victorian property
as your first home?
Free phone 0800 298 5424
Buying a Victorian property, do you need a Building Survey carried out?
Location, location, location!
The location of this Victorian property was key to our client wanting to purchase it. It was in a residential area of similar and larger Victorian properties and was within walking distance of their place of work.
A little more information about the property
Caveat Emptor or Buyer Beware!
Here are some links to some of our surveying articles that we think may be of interest to you;
Problems that our building survey identified with the property
We advised our client that the roof would ultimately need replacing which would be a major expense.
Dampness at ground level
We also found that the property had a combination of rising damp and lateral damp due to the high ground level. The inside floor was more or less at the same level as the outside ground and dampness was getting in.
Again we had to advise our client that the adding of a French Drain would be another expense that they would have to take into account before going ahead with the purchase of the property.
Meeting the building surveyor at the property when possible
We always enjoy meeting our clients at the survey whenever possible as we are able to talk about their requirements and any plans they may have to alter and amend the property and also to advise on how to solve any problems that we come across. In this case we are pleased to say that the client did manage to meet us at the property.
What do the circles and ovals mean in our reports?
We always include many photos within our reports. Sometimes where there is a problem in the property that we wish to emphasize or highlight we will use circles or ovals to identify this, please see the photo of black mould below. If the report, along with our photos, does not explain the problem or characteristics of a property enough then we also have a vast range of sketches that we have had commissioned exclusively for us that we can use in our reports.
Independent Building Surveyors
We are experienced independent building Surveyors who are knowledgeable in carrying out structural surveys on all types, styles and eras of buildings. If you are looking to buy your first property it makes sense to have a building survey carried out by an Independent Surveyor. Phone us for a friendly chat on 0800 298 5424.
Example of our survey reports
We are more than happy to email you examples of our Surveys that we have carried out on similar properties to the one that you are looking to buy although we do appreciate that all properties are unique. We really believe that you should see what you are getting in the form of an example survey report before you purchase a property. Please free phone 0800 298 5424.
All rights reserved by 1stAssociated.co.uk
All rights are reserved the contents of the web site is not to be reproduced or transmitted in any form in whole or part without the express written permission of www.1stAssociated.co.uk