Building Surveys in Hastings
Welcome to Southdown Surveyors.
We are an independent, local firm of Building Surveyors based in Sussex. We offer a range of building surveyors to many different residential and commercial customers throughout the local area. Our services are customised to work around your needs, ensuring that we always give you the knowledge and support you need to make a balanced decision relating to any property purchase.
We take pride in being experts in RICS Level 3 Home Surveys, which are appropriate if you are thinking about renovating or buying a property which has been converted, is large, old, run-down or you are planning large-scale building works. Your survey will provide additional information relating to the condition and construction of the building.
What is a RICS Level 3 Home Survey?
RICS Level 3 home surveys contain an in-depth inspection and report on a wide range of elements relating to your property. The report will provide a complete explanation of any visible defects or problems that are due to hidden issues within the property. The report will also have guidance for your legal advisors and additional information relating to major issues within the report. On top of this, it will include an overview of repair options and what will happen if no action is taken to remedy the problems, so that you can make a balanced decision on the right steps forward.
There are some optional extras that can be added to your survey, if requested (though they may incur an extra charge, depending upon the type of property):
- A full valuation
- Guidance on cost of the repairs
- Reinstatement cost assessment
- Use of a cherry-picker to provide better access to the roof for a more thorough assessment
- Scaled floor plans
- Cost guidelines
- Feasibility studies
- Maintenance schedules
Our experienced and professional surveyors will still be on hand for you to contact after the survey has been completed, so will be able to answer questions and provide you with additional information. We prioritise making sure that you are fully informed with regards to buying the property you are investigating. If the building survey highlights any expensive repairs, then we can make sure that you are informed so you know about the right way to negotiate with the vendor and get the best possible deal. If needed, we can also supply you with defect reports or snagging surveys for new build or converted dwellings. We can also help with a number of other services, including:
- Commercial and domestic energy performance certificates
- Drainage surveys
- Party wall advice
- Asbestos surveys (including sample testing)
- Fire risk assessments
If you would like further information, contact us today and a surveyor will be able to help you with further guidance. Call us by phone on 01323 739183 at a time that suits you, or simply complete the website contact form at the top of this page.