16 Apr Building Surveyors Bournemouth
BUILDING SURVEYS – the different types
Bennington Green is a leading RICS accredited building surveyors, quantity surveyors and consultancy, operating within the construction, property and civil engineering fields.
located in London, Southampton & Bournemouth, we work closely with our clients to provide the best solutions for the effective delivery of their projects.
Should you risk buying property without a survey? Did you realise your mortgage valuation is no more than a check for your lender that their financial interest is covered by the value of the property?
A home is one of the most expensive things most people will ever buy and yet, according to The Daily Telegraph report (2nd July 2010), RICS research has found that on average we take just 21 minutes to choose a new home – less than the time to select a new car or sofa!
An RICS survey (1st April 2013) of home buying consumers has shown that 89% of respondents who did not commission a survey now think it is important to take out independent advice
We offer various types of survey to suit the differing situations and budgets of our clients:
RICS Homebuyer Report
Intermediate Building Survey
Building Defect Analysis/Structural Investigation
Expert Witness Investigations
Planned Maintenance Programmes
Fire Risk Assessments
Building Survey(formerly known as a ‘Structural Survey’)
The ‘premier’ service for surveys: the most detailed report providing an enhanced level of information and assurance. It is particularly suitable for older properties and is the RICS recommended survey for buildings of unusual or mixed construction or structures whose original form has been significantly changed. This type of survey is also useful for prospective purchasers who are considering extensive alterations or enlargements of the property.
The report is provided as a result of lengthy inspection of the property and surrounding areas, and gives a very detailed analysis of the construction and condition of all elements within the structure. Accordingly, it provides more detailed information than either the RICS Homebuyer Survey or our in-house Intermediate Building Survey. Typically, the report will be 50 to 60 pages in length and incorporates an overall summary and, where appropriate, photographic examples of the defects identified.
Call our Bournemouth or Southampton office to speak with a surveyor for more information.
A Building Defect Inspection is most frequently recommended by Bennington Green for those clients who have already identified symptoms which are causing them concern – such as subsidence cracks, damp, leaking roofs and so forth. Bennington Green offers the Building Defect Inspection or Structural Investigation which focus on specific areas of the property, rather than the whole building.
A Bennington Green Chartered Building Surveyor will interview you to find out any background information before carrying out an exhaustive inspection to determine the causes. The resulting Report will provide a full analysis of the symptoms and provide diagnostics, advice and remedies for the property owner. If required this service can include preparation of a Specification of Works for the home owner to seek competitive builder quotations themselves or we can provide a full Project or Contract Management service.
Expert Witness Investigations
For those clients who, sadly, are involved in building disputes we offer our Expert Witness Investigations, again we can provide a tailored inspection to address specific concerns but in this case the reporting must cater for potential use in court so conforms to the court protocols
All buildings deteriorate and wear over time. A Planned Maintenance Programme (PMP) is usually compiled as a result of some form of survey and identifies the building elements, any necessary repairs and budget costs for such maintenance work