Our team of Chartered Building Surveyors can provide you with a comprehensive property survey prior to the purchase of your home.
We are still able to inspect properties provided they are vacant or the vendors can vacate the property whilst we complete our internal inspection. For further details on our policy, click here.
Types of Survey
We offer 3 types of survey:
Full Building Survey
As the name suggests this is our most comprehensive form of Building Survey covering every aspect of the property in detail including gardens and grounds and fixtures and fittings. This type of building survey is most suitable for a novice purchaser who wants a comprehensive overview of the property.
For full details on what to expect in a Full Building Survey, click here.
Bricks and Mortar Survey
This Building Survey focuses on the structural stability and weather-tightness of the property only, thus it does not include gardens and grounds, fixtures and fittings and peripheral items such as the standard of decoration. It does however focus on the key aspects of the property such as structural stability, rising and penetrating dampness and the external envelope. As this survey covers less than the Full Building Survey it costs less.
This type of Building Survey tends to be popular with the more experienced purchaser who has some construction knowledge or who intends to completely refurbish the property, thus removing many of the features we would report on in our Full Building Survey.
For full details on what to expect in a Bricks and Mortar Survey, click here.
New Home Snagging Report
As the name suggests this form of building survey is designed for a brand new home. It assesses the property against current good building standards the output being a list of works to bring the property up to scratch, which you can use to negotiate with a developer and ensure your new home meets the highest standards of workmanship and statutory compliance.
For full details on what to expect in a New Home Snagging Report, click here.
Why should I use Evans Jones for my property survey?
For most people, buying a home is one of the most important decisions they'll ever make. We understand this, so if you appoint our team of Chartered Building Surveyors, you can expect:
1. Half your money back if you decide you don’t want us to write up your Property Survey
Why would you want to pay a Building Surveyor to write a report telling you not to buy a property? This seems a waste of money to us, so if, after completing an initial inspection, our surveyor comes to the conclusion that you shouldn’t buy the property, we’ll call you and ask whether you want us to write up our Property Survey report. If you say no, we’ll discount our fee by 50%.
2. A thorough inspection
Agents and Vendors are often surprised at how long we take to complete our building survey inspections. We are not bulk surveyors on Building Society or Bank panels, who often complete multiple surveys in a day. It is rare for any of our Chartered Building Surveyors to complete more than one building survey in a day, so you can be assured we will take the necessary time to properly understand the property and identify all of the key issues.
3. A comprehensive, yet easy to understand report
We believe in traditional values when it comes to building surveys, so our reports are detailed and explain in full, the causes, implications and remedial actions to any defects found, but always use plain English and include an executive summary which gets straight to the point.
4. All the information you need to negotiate on price or instruct a builder
Unlike a lot of our competitors, our surveyors will give you a budget cost for any major defects, so that you can re-negotiate without having to get quotes from builders or other specialists. Equally, our surveys include enough information for a competent builder to understand what works are required after completion.
This is why we don’t offer Homebuyers Surveys, they simply don’t allow us to offer you the detail, guidance and information we believe you should expect when paying for a building survey and thus don’t, in our opinion, offer value for money when considering the largest single purchase of most people’s lives.