Building Survey Rickmansworth - Building Surveyors

Oakfield Chartered Surveyors is an independent firm of building surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Our Building Surveyors Rickmansworth offer a wide range of property services, including Level 3 Building Surveys and Level 2 Homebuyer Surveys for home buyers and landlords in the Rickmansworth and Chorleywood area.

A pre-purchase survey is an essential part of the property-buying process. It provides you with the information you need to decide whether to proceed with purchasing a house or flat. Once we have completed the inspection and prepared the report, we guide you through the steps we have carried out to assess the building’s structure, so you understand how we reached our conclusion about the property.

Experienced building surveyors

Our RICS-qualified surveyors have extensive experience and a thorough knowledge of the building survey Rickmansworth market. Drawing on our extensive knowledge of the local area, including Chorleywood, Rickmansworth and Watford, we ensure that we take into consideration issues that could impact your property. We also understand that every property is unique and our house surveyors approach each property on that basis.

Building Surveyors Rickmansworth

Building Surveys – Home Survey Level 3

The most comprehensive of our surveys, the Level 3 Building Survey gives you a very detailed report on the condition of the property. It is often referred to as a full structural survey, and may follow the RICS template or may be a bespoke report, agreed with the client. It may contain photographs or diagrams to support the issues raised in the report. Results of tests, such as for damp, will also be included.

The Building Survey inspection looks at the structural integrity of the entire property, including the cellar and attic, where applicable, as well as permanent outbuildings. It is a non-destructive survey, so floorboards cannot be lifted, but loose carpets can be raised and furniture moved to check for defects. We can also use drones and cameras on telescopic poles to inspect areas that are not easy to access for potential hidden defects.

The report will include details of remedial work which needs to be carried out on the property, with options for how this can be done, and an estimate of the costs. These estimates can help in negotiating a lower price for the property based on the additional costs associated with necessary work.

We strongly recommend that you instruct us to conduct a Building Survey if you are considering buying an older property, a very large property, a house in poor condition, a house constructed using unconventional techniques or materials, or built to an unusual design.

Chartered Surveyors Rickmansworth

We are one of the leading Chartered Surveyors covering London, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality building surveys.
Contact us to discuss your requirements further.

Homebuyer Survey

A more succinct report, the Homebuyer Survey includes a traffic light system highlighting the defects which require urgent attention at the property. It also indicates areas that will need work, but where repairs can be undertaken over the medium term. The report also covers any hazardous materials which have been identified in the building or grounds.

We recommend the Homebuyer Survey for modern properties, which are of a standard type of construction. For modern properties which have had major works, or where a sizeable extension has been added, we might recommend a Building Survey instead. Our chartered surveyors will be able to advise you as to which survey is more suitable for your property when you speak with us.

Property surveyors and valuers

In addition to conducting house surveys, our chartered surveyors can also carry out a range of valuations for you, for example, probate valuations, and help to buy valuations.

Additional Building Surveyor services

Our experienced chartered surveyors offer a wide range of Rickmansworth surveying services, including:

Party Wall matters

Issues relating to shared boundaries and party walls can be contentious and need to be managed carefully and sensitively. Our expert chartered surveyors in Rickmansworth will guide you through the process of handling party wall matters, whether you are the building owner or the adjoining owner whose property could potentially be impacted by the work.

Specific Defect building surveying

Our surveyors conduct an in-depth investigation into known structural issues at the property you are considering purchasing. Examples of defects we report on include cracks and distortions, substandard workmanship in alterations or extensions, and defects in specific parts, such as windows, doors, roof or chimneys. In addition to this, if we notice anything with electrics then this will be mentioned within our reports.

Licence to Alter

We can arrange a formal agreement between a freeholder and a leaseholder who wishes to have work carried out on a leasehold property.

Chartered Building Surveyors
Party Wall act
Loft Survey
Help to buy valuation

Building Surveys Rickmansworth?

We are one of the leading Chartered Surveyors covering London, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality building surveys.
Contact us to discuss your requirements further.

How to choose building surveyor in Rickmansworth

• Be a chartered surveyor, with an RICS-accredited qualification
• Have experience in conducting surveys and other services
• Discuss your specific survey requirements with you
• Provide advice and answer your questions on surveys and other buildings and construction-related matters
• Supply a copy of the terms of engagement on request

If you want to understand in more detail the type of information the survey will give you, ask the surveyor for an example of a survey report.

Chartered Surveyors in Rickmansworth: Quotes for building surveyor services

If you need advice on which survey or other services you need, speak to our expert building surveyors in our Rickmansworth office. With further offices in, Henley-on-Thames, Beaconsfield and London, we conduct structural surveys for clients across much of the southeast. We will be delighted to discuss your property issues with you and provide you with a no-obligation quotation for our services. Contact the team at Oakfield today to find out more and arrange a building survey for your property.
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