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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 independent chartered surveyor 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, clear and definitive. I am versatile, and bespoke my reports to individual properties and your requirements. If you are seeking an established building surveyor in Hurstpierpoint, Henfield or West Sussex, please get in touch to find out how I can help .

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Surveys with Chris Basley Consulting surveyors and valuers





 Level 1 Survey for Buyers and Sellers

This survey is the most straightforward of the three new categories, and is appropriate for traditionally built 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 building, and it's services, with an assessment on the relative importance of any defects, with recommendations for future building maintenance. The survey does not include fabric or service tests, but does include advice on the Energy efficiency rating with the Performance Certificate and commentary.


Condition Survey (Level 2)

This intermediate survey is suitable for a broad range of modern conventionally built properties that appear in reasonable condition. My signature condition report is more comprehensive than the limited template HomeBuyer format. The survey involves a more extensive visual inspection of the building, it's services, outbuildings and grounds. My report gives  clear and definitive 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 an independent chartered surveyor in Hurstpierpoint and West Sussex, then please get in touch.


Specific Defects Survey

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.


 Building Survey (Level 3)

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 recommendations 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.






My Allied Surveying Services

  • A full range of professional services for dealing with building defects, refurbishment and cyclical maintenance programmes.
  • The preparation of work specifications, obtaining tenders and negotiating work contracts.
  • Site supervision of work in progress and issuing valuation certificates to completion.




Get In Touch With  Me  For Surveys and bespoke Reports 

If you are seeking an impartial and independent chartered surveyor in Hurstpierpoint and West Sussex, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me at Chris Basley consulting surveyors and valuers.

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