Professional Building Surveyor Hastings
Southdown Surveyors specialise in RICS Level 3 Home Surveys and Building Surveys in Hastings, Bexhill on Sea, St Leonards on Sea and the South East for residential and commercial properties. A RICS Level 3 Home Survey is ideal for traditional homes, flats and bungalows that are in reasonable condition. A RICS Level 3 Home Survey provides you with a standard report which outline the most important issues affecting a property, an opinion on the market value and a reinstatement cost which is suitable for insurance purposes. Whilst more costly than other RICS reports, it provides far more detailed information about the structure and fabric of the property. If you are dealing with a property that is large, old, run-down, unusual, altered, or if you are planning major works, a Building Survey may be more suitable. A Building Survey is a more customised service which provides a detailed assessment of a property. This survey doesn't include a reinstatement cost assessment or market valuation but this can be included if required, as well as a range of other services. Contact our team for more information.
RICS Chartered Surveyors in Hastings and East Sussex
We are an independent firm of RICS Chartered Building Surveyors, providing clients across the South East with a range of professional building and property management services. As a local business, we offer a friendly and personal service with extremely competitive fees. Our services can be utilised whether you have a commercial or domestic property and we cover a range of property services including: Home Buyers Reports, Structural Surveys, Project Management Services and more.
Dependent upon your requirements, we can tailor our services to meet your individual needs. Our local building surveyors will provide the necessary information to make an informed decision on your prospective property purchase. We are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the leading professional body for standards and qualifications in property, land, and infrastructure - any firm registered with RICS is subject to their quality assurance. For further information please find our contact details above - our team are always happy to discuss any property needs you may have.
What does a RICS Level 3 Home Survey include?:
- A thorough inspection and detailed report on a wider range of issues
- Description of visible defects and potential problems caused by hidden flaws
- Outline of repair options and the likely consequences of inactivity
- Advice for your legal advisers and details of serious risks and dangerous conditions
We are independent chartered surveyors who are proud to offer the option of adding additional services to your RICS Survey. Dependent upon the individual merits of the property, an additional charge may be applicable:
- Reinstatement cost assessment
- Estimated costs of repairs
- Cost guidelines, feasibility studies, scaled floor plans, and maintenance schedules
- The use of a ‘cherry-picker’ to allow closer access to roof areas to provide a more comprehensive assessment
At every stage of your home building survey, your chartered surveyor is on-hand to discuss our services and explain our findings in a down-to-earth, simple manner. Our aim is to leave you feeling assured that you are making an educated and informed purchase of your property in Hastings. You may be able to save money by negotiating with the vendor if the survey identifies costly-to-repair defects.
Furthermore, we can provide specific defect reports if an individual issue is identified, such as cracking or water penetration. Snagging assessments for newly built or converted dwellings are available. Our consultant surveyors are available to provide further assistance with asbestos surveys (including sample testing), commercial and domestic Energy Performance Certificates, drainage surveys, and fire risk assessments. We can even assist with party wall agreements and disputes as we have specialist Party Wall Surveyors.
How much does a Survey cost?
The cost of a RICS home survey is dependent on the value of your home. A RICS Home Survey Level 3 varies from £630 to £1500*. Other charges can apply, please get in touch for your survey quote.
If you are unsure which survey to choose, one of our friendly building surveyors will point you in the right direction. For listed buildings we can provide advice on the required survey for this type of property. Contact us today or use our quotation form at the top of this page.
We do more than property advice and reports! We also offer cost-effective home buyer reports, party wall agreements, project management, professional advice, structural surveys, valuations and block management services for commercial properties and residential properties. We understand it is important to find a building surveyor you can trust - our team bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise with their many years of experience.