House Surveys

Surveying - Why have a survey?


Purchasing a property is probably the single largest financial commitment that you will make in your lifetime. Why risk this investment for the sake of the cost and peace of mind of having a property survey undertaken by a Chartered Surveyor.

There may be many property defects for example:

  • Rising and penetrating dampness
  • Structural movement
  • Timber rot and wood boring insect attack
  • Plus many other potentially serious problems
  • To safeguard yourself against these defects, instruct a qualified chartered surveyors' to undertake a survey on your behalf

McCartneys offer differing levels of surveys. The most popular is the 'Home Buyers Survey and Valuation', closely followed by the 'Full Building Survey'. This type of survey will also provide advice regarding cost estimates required to rectify problems identified.

Structural Water Damage

Cosmetic Water Damage              

Home Buyers Survey and Valuation

The Homebuyers survey is specifically designed to offer advice on significant and urgent repairs likely to affect value; it does not generally cover minor items of disrepair. This type of service is considered to be a budget survey when compared to the Full Building Survey.

Full Building Survey

The Building Survey is suitable for all types of residential property and provides a full and detailed report of their construction and condition. Also included is additional advice regarding cost estimates for any required work to rectify the problems identified. Typically this type of survey is advisable on older style properties, those built of non-traditional construction and those properties which have been largely altered.

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