Our Surveying Services
When it comes to your property, trust our dedicated team of local, independent surveyors proudly registered with RICS & RPSA, specialising in RICS surveys. We deliver comprehensive and meticulous home and building surveying services designed to meet your specific requirements and provide you with the utmost confidence in your investment.
A Homebuyer Survey is a detailed inspection of a property’s condition, designed to identify any significant defects or issues that may impact its value or require attention. We conduct a comprehensive examination of the property, providing you with a clear understanding of its overall condition and potential maintenance requirements.
A homebuyer report typically includes the following components:
- Property Overview
- Condition Ratings
- General Repairs
- Major Defects
A Building Survey, or a Full Structural Survey, is a comprehensive inspection of a property’s condition conducted by our expert RICS surveyors. It is recommended for older properties, much larger in size, in obviously poor condition with unique features or significant renovation and/or conversion work plans. We thoroughly examine the property, assessing its structure, services, and overall condition. The Building Survey offers an in-depth analysis of the property’s construction, materials, and any defects present.
A Building Survey report typically includes the following components:
- Property Description
- Methodology and Scope
- Overall Condition Assessment
- Structural Assessment
- Internal Elements
- Services Assessment
Are you confident that you’re paying a decent amount for your house? If not, why not have an RICS-accredited valuer that provides a fair and unbiased market valuation for your home? Our team of expert RICS surveyors employ market-leading analytics, talents, and experience to give you an accurate valuation of your property.
We offer the following valuation services:
- Help to Buy Valuations
- Shared Ownership Valuations
- Capital Gains Tax Valuations
- Probate Valuations
A party wall is a shared wall or structure between two adjoining properties. It can also include party fence walls or walls that separate different sections of a property. When property owners plan certain types of construction or renovation work, such as building an extension or carrying out structural changes, the Party Wall, etc. Act 1996 may come into play. This legislation outlines the rights, obligations, and procedures for undertaking work that may affect the party wall.
Work covered by the Party Wall Act includes:
- Building a new wall on or at the boundary between two properties.
- Cutting into a party wall to install beams or other supports.
- Increasing the height or thickness of a party wall.
- Excavating near a neighboring property for foundation work or basement construction.
- Demolishing and rebuilding a party wall.
- Inserting a damp-proof course into a party wall.
Single Defect Surveys
A Single Defect Report is a specialised inspection conducted by our experienced RICS surveyors to investigate and analyse a particular issue or defect within a property. It focuses on a specific problem that requires attention, enabling property owners to understand the underlying causes, potential risks, and appropriate remedial actions.
Issues a specific defect survey could address include the following:
- Dampness and Mold
- Roof Leaks
- Cracked Walls or Ceilings
- Structural Issues
- Plumbing or Drainage Problems
- Timber Decay or Infestation
A snagging survey, a new build inspection, or a handover inspection is a comprehensive assessment conducted by our experienced surveyors to identify and document any defects or shortcomings in a newly constructed property. The survey aims to create a snagging list, highlighting areas that require rectification or further attention by the developer or builder.
The worst things to spot in a snagging survey:
- Structural Issues
- Electrical Problems
- Plumbing and Water Leakage
- Insulation and Energy Efficiency
- Poor Workmanship and Finishing
- Fire Safety Issues
Energy Performance Certificates
An EPC provides an energy efficiency rating to a property ranging from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for ten years.
- Property’s energy use and expenses,
- Advice on how to become energy-efficient.
Why choose us?
Quick, easy and efficient. That’s what you can expect from Smart Home Surveyors. Our Surveying services are designed to give you the best possible experience, with quick turnaround times and round the clock customer support.
We have years of experience behind us. We have the right skills and experience to provide you a detailed and concise report