A house or flat will probably be the most expensive purchase of your life and therefore you need to know its condition. A survey report from Sheldon & Company will give the information needed to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with the purchase and often, following the survey, you may be able to negotiate a reduction
in the agreed price. We have been carrying out surveys since 1987 and have carried out well over 15,000 inspections in the Somerset, Bristol and North Somerset areas.
Mortgage lenders will invariably require a valuation. This is not
a survey but merely a cursory inspection and report. A
survey is designed with the purchaser's interest in mind rather than
the lenders. The inspection for a survey is more comprehensive and accordingly the
true condition of the building will be established.
Major Defects Survey is a comprehensive survey involving an examination
of all visible parts. The inspection will include the identification of defects
or factors which may materially affect the value or saleability. The report is produced
in a concise format with the main issues and recommendation presented in a table
within each section. The Major Defects Survey is suitable for many types of residential
The Building Survey is a detailed and comprehensive survey involving
an examination of all visible parts. The inspection will include the identification
of defects or factors which may materially affect the value or saleability. Tailored
to suit your needs, we can carry out additional items such as lifting floorboards
to check a hidden floor structure for dry rot. Many people wish to extend or alter
the property they are buying. If you are proposing to extend or alter the property
please advise us of your proposals before we carry out the survey. We can give general
advice on these aspects and any special precautions that need to be taken such as
party wall matters.
A Market Value (valuation) and/or Insurance Reinstatement Cost can be included within
either a Major Defects Survey Report or a Building Survey Report if required.
Reports on Specific Defects such as Movement
Often an owner or purchaser does not want a survey on the whole of a property but
only requires advice on a specific matter such as dampness, rot, wall tie failure,
roof structure defects or subsidence. Often a specific report is required by a Mortagage
Valuer prior to a mortgage loan being granted such as a report on movement or a
report on the adequacy of a loft conversion. We can tailor your instructions to
suit your requirements.
If you would like a quotation for a survey please email a link to the agents details. Alternatively please forward the address,
type, age of property, number of bedrooms and asking price so that we can provide a quotation.