Chiltern Associates are a Suffolk-based, independent team of professional surveyors and valuers with extensive experience providing in depth building surveys for a wide range of properties throughout the area. We focus on complete customer satisfaction and provide in depth and comprehensive reports that aim to provide you with all the information you need to decide whether or not you wish to continue with the planned purchase.
A building survey will be carried out by one of our experienced surveyors in Suffolk, and is usually carried out on older properties that require more extensive refurbishment or renovation.
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What Do I Get When I Book a Survey?
The first part of any building survey for us it to discuss with you your initial concerns about the property such as structural movement or damp that you may be worried about. We also discuss your time constraints as this is an important considerations for us. We also look at the property online to better understand any challenges that the property may have and also the benefits of this potential purchase
We do background research and checks on the property, talk to the owner about any alterations carried out, services history and maintenance, as well as any consents obtained from planning or building regulation officers. We also ask about any history of maintenance on important areas such as the roof, damp penetration, gutters, wiring, heating and other matters
We then undertake the inspection itself which uses a detailed steps such as checking layout and measurements, any indication of damp, condition of windows, ceilings, floors and more. We also look at current and historic movement and perform an examination of loft area, in depth look at flat roofs and outside areas including any trees which have caused or likely to cause structural movement
After inspection we always ring you up with initial findings and discuss them
Report Via E mail and Post
The notes made are all assessed including detailed photos and then pulled together into the survey report. This is sent by e mail and a hard copy with photos is also sent through the post.
Follow Up Call or Meeting
Once the report is sent we then contact you to go over it in as much detail as you need.
We also make ourselves available further down the line should you want to discuss anything at all about the survey.
The RICS recommends, as do we, that all pre 1900 properties be the subject of a building survey.
Chiltern Associates are experienced RICS registered surveyors and our team of expert surveyors and valuers have many years experience providing detailed Building Surveys as well as a number of other property related services where needed.
Our Suffolk surveyors carefully examine the overall condition of the building, check timber for structural integrity or infestations and provide a thorough and detailed report with guides for repairs when required. Building Surveys are essential when the property you are considering is a larger, older or rundown, or a building that is unusual or has been altered from the original structure.
By providing a structured report including defects, repair and maintenance options and advice, we supply you with essential details regarding the structure and condition of the property. Chiltern Associates take pride in providing a friendly, approachable service that is tailored to meet your specific needs. With unrivalled knowledge of the local area and clear, comprehensive reporting we provide all clients with peace of mind when they are buying a property.
As well as a detailed report we also take time to contact the client once the report has been delivered. The aim of this contact is to make sure the client understands all the points in the report as well as the implications hey may have on future repairs costs, the value and more. We feel this is an important part of the service that is often missed with cheaper or larger companies.
For building surveys we have unmatched knowledge of the historic outlying villages of Ipswich, as well as having conducted detailed reports on homes and properties throughout Woodbridge, Aldeburgh, Stowmarket and Southwold, so have confidence in the level of professional service we provide.
For more details on our Building Surveys, or to find out more information on the range of other property related services we provide for homes throughout Suffolk, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can complete the form by filling out your details and your query, or you can give us a call on 07973 306505 where a member of the team will gladly assist you. We hope to hear from you soon.