A Defects Report is like a laser-targeted survey that inspects a specific problem or range of problems that are suspected or already identified from previous surveys. It is quite common in the industry for surveyors to call for specialist advice which we can offer at the right price. This report looks closely at one or more defects often identified on a mortgage valuation. When house buyers are often concerned about a particular issue, this can be a useful and cost effective report, and is often the best way to solve a problem with either the sale or purchase of a property.
Yes, we can solve the problem
Excessive moisture, soil movement, foundation problems or hidden deterioration can have a significant impact on a property, and you may want to get a professional opinion that will help provide answers and explain the choices for solving the problems, and what could happen if the problem is ignored. We report on a wide range of specific defects including:
- dampness (condensation, penetrating, and rising dampness)
- decay (timber decay, rotten window frames and sills, door frames, beams etc.)
- dry rot, woodworm
- walls (cracks, bulges, movement)
- on the roof (defective roof covering etc.)
- in the roof
- structural settlement
- poor workmanship
- defective materials
- urgent matters that are a threat to the fabric of the building
- contact us for the full list of defects
We give advice on the root cause and the extent of actual or potential damage. We will also provide a range of suggestions for remedial work. The scope of this survey will be specific to your needs and, if necessary, the brief may be altered as we go, depending upon what we find.
We are the experts for Listed Buildings
Your current surveyor may have introduced Charters-Reid Surveyors Ltd as experts at resolving problems with Listed Buildings. Other property consultants often approach us to take a closer look at potential problems. Our team of Building Surveyors, Structural Engineers and services engineers can provide reports and updates as jobs are completed to ensure that all parties are fully informed and aware of the implications of the defect report.
Is a “Defects Report” the right survey for me?
Often a Defects Report is not required, and there may be other surveys that are more suitable. We have a many different surveys available, with some starting at £199, you should find that our services are within your budget. Our defect experts will be able to guide your decision and we offer a free telephone consultation. Call 01904 468881 to speak with our friendly team of surveyors and find the right survey for you.
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