Buying at Auction Information
Our Surveyors pride themselves on a high standard of work. We carry out Building Surveys, Structural Surveys and Home Buyer Reports. We can also offer Schedules of Condition with regard to leases, Property Reports, Schedules of Dilapidations, Section 18 Valuations, Scott Schedules, Commercial Building Surveys, Structural Reports, and Specific Defects Reports. Note these are not for bank lending but are to advise you how much we feel the property is really worth. If you have a property problem we may even already have written an article on it and we would refer you to the many articles we have on our free property articles page. Our Independent surveyors are more than happy to talk about any property problems.
Please Free phone us on 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat.
Caveat Emptor, Buyer Beware.
If you are buying a property than please be aware that
it is the buyers responsibility to have a Building Survey
carried out to find out if there are any problems or issues
with the property.
A sketch of a typical house
What do the ovals and circles in our surveys mean?
Within our building survey and structural survey reports
we use a system of ovals and circles to highlight problem
areas to explain to you what the problem is.
Condensation and cold bridging can
occur internally where dormer is
In addition to the photographs we also use our own
circles that help to explain the problems further. Please
see the example adjacent sketch shown here.
Cold bridging and Dormer Windows
We have produced the following articles about buying and selling at auction which you may find interesting:
Why are our surveys better than the competition?
How to buy a property at an auction
Buying a commercial property at an auction
Our Good, Bad & Ugly surveys!
We would also like to introduce to you what we call our good, bad and ugly survey which is our residential building survey, also sometimes known as a structural survey. After listening to the feedback from clients we have designed this survey and report to be easy to understand and we have been written it in plain English.
Examples of our building surveys
If you would like examples of our surveys, residential or commercial, we are more than happy to provide you with these via email. You will see that our surveys contain photos, sketches and definitions that help to explain the specific problems that we find within the property. There is also an Executive Summary at the start of the survey report that highlights the main issues that we find with the property.
If you truly do want an independent expert opinion with regard to buying at auction or any property related issue then please free phone 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat,
If you want to buy a commercial property these are also sold at auction and we can help you with this. Properties can be sold both freehold and leasehold. We can explain a great deal more about the commercial side of property on our other website www.FirstAssociated.co.uk . We also have a Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and if it is going wrong we also have a website for Disputes at www.DisputesHelp.com .
We hope you find these articles of use and if you have any experiences that you feel should be added to these articles that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have put is wrong then please do not hesitate to contact us (we are only human).
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