Know Your Property
Buying a property is one of the most important financial commitments you will ever make, so it is critical that you have a full understanding of what you are buying. As an established practising consultant in Hurstpierpoint with over 25 years of professional experience, I provide a full range of surveying services to put you in the best position to make an informed decision. You may have a specific purpose in mind, or you may simply require an expert to thoroughly examine the property of your choice. In any case, you can have total peace of mind knowing that my report will be impartial, thorough and practical. I am versatile, and bespoke my reports to individual properties and your requirements. If you are seeking a chartered surveyor in Hurstpierpoint, Henfield or West Sussex, please get in touch to find out how I can help .
This survey is the most straightforward of the three new categories, and is appropriate for traditionally built modern properties that appear in reasonable condition. The inspection covers the main structure of the building, both externally and internally, for the purpose of identifying any repairs required. The report will objectively describe the condition of the buiding, and it's services, with an assessment on the relative importance of any defects. The survey does not include fabric or service tests, but does include advice on Energy efficiency.
This intermediate survey is suitable for a broad range of conventially built properties that appear in reasonable condition. This category of survey provides a more extensive visual inspection of the building, it's services, outbuidings and grounds. My report provides greater information, with an assessment of the most important issues, and describes the defects identified with recommendations for remedial works and future maintenance. If you would like a Level 2 condition survey report with an Energy Performance Certificate and efficiency rating analysis from a chartered surveyor in Hurstpierpoint and West Sussex, then please get in touch.
The scope of this survey involves the forensic examination and diagnosis of particular structural defects. Typical issues this examination will uncover include structural movement, settlement, cracking, damp penetration and roof failures. My report will identify the cause of the defects, their risks and importance, and what needs to be done in terms of remedial works, including work specifications.
This is the most comprehensive survey that I provide, with a detailed visual inspection of both the external and internal fabric of the building, including outbuildings, as far as they are accessible. This category of survey is recommended for older or period properties, and is tailored to your requirements with an enhanced assessment of the identifiable defects, risks and remedial works. The report will provide an in-depth analysis of the construction and condition of repair for different parts of the building, and includes advice on potential defects, with recomendations for future maintenance and cyclical programmes. I provide the current Energy Performance Certificate, if available, and comment on the Energy efficiency rating with advice on improvements and the estimated costs. Mains services are inspected and operated, but service tests are not included.
If you are seeking an impartial and independent consulting surveyor in Hurstpierpoint and West Sussex, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at Chris Basley consulting surveyors and valuers.
Full building survey at this double bay fronted detached late Victorian country house.
Building survey at this substantial mid Victorian house, extended, renovated and refitted.