A Guide to our Services

Building Structural Surveys

Our most comprehensive report is a Building (full structural) Survey which is more suited to older complex properties such as many of the listed and vernacular properties we live amongst in the Yorkshire Dales. This is our most in depth report and provides a detailed rundown of the main sections of the property, any understanding how they have evolved and any concerns on the significant maintenance issues going forward. The report can include a market valuation and re- cost assessment if required.

Principal Element Surveys

This is an abridged version of the Building Survey that is specific to the main structural elements of the property. Although this report is as in -depth as the Building Survey in terms of structural items such as the roof, walls, floors, damp, infestations etc it does not include the internal cosmetic items, services, plumbing and electrical installations. This report is particular suited to an older property which is need of a full refurbishment or modernisation.

RICS Homebuyers Report

The RICS Home Buyer Report is the standardized industry recognized pre-purchase survey. This report is limited in terms of inspection and content and is more suited to more suited to modern properties however can be customized to ensure a suitability for older properties.

Pre Purchase Survey

This is our own limited pre-purchase inspection. The inspection and survey is limited in its content hence the cost of the survey can be reduced to suit a budget.

Full Diagnostics Report

Our Structural Report or specific element report which is sometime completed as a result of queries raised in bank valuations or Home Buyer Reports. The report is suited to particular issues such as structural movement, damp etc and can be prepared at speed so as not to hold up the conveyance process.

Party Wall Act etc 1996

Acting as Building Owners Surveyor, Adjoining Owners Surveyor and Agreed Surveyor on many  residential and commercial projects and developments over the years we have built up a great deal of experience in all Party Wall matters and are able to provide initial advice and recommendations right through to putting together and agreeing complex Party Wall Awards.

Should you have a Party Wall issue or query, require assistance putting together initial notices or require advice and assistance with Party Wall Awards please phone for further advice.

Landlord and Tenant Advice

We are able to provide initial advice with regard to start up tenancies. Either commercial building surveys or fully annotated photographic Schedule of Conditions which should be appended to the lease to limit potential future dilapidations at lease termination. Commercial Building Surveys follow a set format and are provided to establish the main items of ongoing maintenance which are likely to arise during the term of the lease.

Interim and Terminal Schedule of Dilapidations.
Acting in accordance with the pre – action protocol and the latest RICS dilapidation guidance notes we are able to provide professional advice during the term and at lease termination and in the past have agreed  successful exit strategies for tenants in addition to negotiating several successful and reasonable dilapidation settlements for Landlords. Please contact us direct for further advice prior to any lease commencement or termination.