Structural reports (also known as engineers reports or specific defects reports) are becoming more popular as the years pass. With mortgage company valuers realising their expertise is in valuing the property for the mortgage companies they often require the assistance of a building surveyor or engineer to give an opinion on the structural stability of the property. Often they refer to the reports as structural reports or engineers reports.
Generally, these reports relate to one specific problem and usually centre around cracks that can be seen in the brickwork or the stonework of the property. More often than not these cracks relate to heave, movement or subsidence in the property. Often we find the owners of the property are amazed to find that the valuers think they have structural problems, as they have often lived or even worked in the property for many years. They do not feel that their properties are unsafe at all.
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Often, it is not that the properties are unsafe it's that insurance companies may not wish to insure the property if there is a problem that is progressive, such as tree roots will cause problems in the future.
If you need help with building surveys, structural reports / engineers reports / specific defects reports, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please call 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat. We also deal with commercial properties. In relation to these we provide reports on dilapidations, dilaps claims, Scott schedules, schedules of condition, and any other commercial matters. Please note we are independent surveyors.
We are happy to provide Specific Defects Report on a particular concern you have with your property, for example dampness, cracking, movement etc.
Examples of Specific Defects Reports we have produced in the past:
Please see our other articles on cracking:
Please see our section on: Specific Defects Reports
Please contact us for help and advice on this type of building claim or insurance claim or any other structural problems on 0800 298 5424 and a chartered surveyor will ring you back to discuss this further.
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