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Building Surveys Saltdean

A RICS building survey is a detailed report, vital if you are planning major works.

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We offer professional building surveys without the confusing jargon! We are available to make things simple for you regarding the purchase of a property. Do not hesitate to get in touch.

Building Surveys in Saltdean

We are Southdown Surveyors, a local and independent firm of Building Consultants based in East Sussex. We provide a range of building surveys for all sorts of clients across the local area. We tailor our service to suit your requirements - always providing the information you need to make a well-informed decision regarding a potential property purchase.

We are specialists in RICS level 3 surveys which are suitable if you are considering purchasing or renovating a property which is altered, large, old, run-down and are planning major works. This survey will provide further information regarding the building's structure and materials.

What does a RICS Building Survey include?

A RICS building survey includes a detailed inspection and a thorough report on a huge range of aspects on your property. You will receive a full explanation of visible defects and potential issues which are caused by hidden flaws. There will also be advice for your legal advisers and information regarding serious risks in the report. Not only this, we include an outline of repair options and the consequences if nothing is done about these faults.

We can add the following additions to your survey if required (an additional charge may be applicable dependent on the property):

  • Estimated costs of repairs
  • A full valuation
  • Use of a 'cherry-picker' to allow better access to the roof to get a more detailed assessment
  • Reinstatement cost assessment
  • Feasibility studies
  • Scaled floor plans
  • Cost guidelines
  • Maintenance schedules

We are a friendly and experienced team and once we complete the survey - we are still available for you to contact if you have any questions regarding the survey. It is our priority to leave you feeling informed regarding the purchase of the property in question. If the building survey identifies some costly repairs, we can inform you about correct negotiations with the vendor so that you get the best deal possible. If required, we can provide specific defect reports or snagging surveys for newly build or converted dwellings. Our surveyors can also provide asbestos surveys (including sample testing), commercial and domestic energy performance certificates, party wall advice, drainage surveys and fire risk assessments.

Please get in touch and we will be happy to guide you regarding which survey suits your needs. Either use the contact form at the top of this page or give us a call on 01323 739183.

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