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A great long report and very helpful surveyor.

We are still deciding whether or not to go ahead with the property.

Mr S, Barnet, London

5 Stars

Efficient Surveyors

I was asked for a Heritage Statement as my property is in a Conservation area and I wanted to remove a window to install patios door and also brick up an existing kitchen door. I contacted 1stAssociated and was sent an example of a Statement of Heritage Significance which fitted my requirements.

The report was received and I would like to thank you very much for your help in getting this completed.

I appreciate the very efficient way this report was done.

Mr S, Wandsworth, London

5 Stars

Informative Building Surveys

We had a great experience reviewing the property with the surveyor and really appreciated how patient and informative he was with us - please do pass on our thanks!

Mr K-W P, Dulwich, London

5 Stars

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Excellent surveying service

1stAssociated surveyed a 1930s detached house for us. Due to the coronavirus I was unable to go into the property whilst the survey was being carried out but was able to speak with the surveyor outside the property.

The surveyor was very knowledgeable and the report we received was very detailed and even included approximate costs of the work that needed doing. We are buyng the property and would definitely recommend 1stAssociated to anyone who needed a survey.

Excellent service

Ms P, Ealing, London

5 Stars

Helpful Building Survey

I am so pleased I booked 1stAssociated to survey this ground floor apartment for me as the information I gained from the report helped me to decide not to buy this property.

I am still looking for a suitable property and will not hesitate to contact 1stAssociated when I need another survey carried out.

Dr L, Kingston upon Thames, London

5 Stars

Ten out of Ten Building Surveys

I instructed 1stAssociated to survey this modern flat for me blissfully ignorant to the problems that would be found.

The report was excellent and could potentially save me a lot of money. We are at present negotiating so as yet I cannot say whether we will be going ahead with the purchase but I would like to say ten out of ten to the team at 1stAssociated for everything they have done.

Mr D, Islington, London

5 Stars

Anticipated costs included in Building Survey

I instructed 1stAssociated to survey this commercial property which is in a Conservation Area and was previously a place of worship. My plan is to turn the property into a nursery.

I was very happy with the survey I received. Although it highlighted things that need serious consideration such as reducing the dampness and making the building watertight the survey also advised what would need to be done to do those things and also gave me approximate costs for the work.

Overall I am very happy with the report and the service I received from 1stAssociated and I will be buying the property.

Mr M, Hackney, London

5 Stars

Ten out of Ten Building Surveys

I instructed 1stAssociated to survey this modern flat for me blissfully ignorant to the problems that would be found.

The report was excellent and could potentially save me a lot of money. We are at present negotiating so as yet I cannot say whether we will be going ahead with the purchase but I would like to say ten out of ten to the team at 1stAssociated for everything they have done.

Mr D, Islington, London

5 Stars

Meeting Surveyor was super helpful

On instructing 1stAssociated we met the surveyor at the property on the day of the survey which we found super helpful.

On booking we mentioned we would like the surveyors thoughts regarding doing a possible extension and loft conversion which was all covered in the report and more. We are awaiting some legal stuff to be sorted and will then make a decision as to whether we will be buying the property.

Thank you so far for all of your help.

Ms L, Camden, London

5 Stars

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Great Building Survey

We were recommended to 1stAssociated by a friend who had used them previously and was very impressed with the service she received.

We have been renting this property and now have a chance to buy it so instructed 1stAssociated to survey for us. The survey we received was very detailed and although we are aware of the surveyors concerns regarding asbestos and access we have decided to go ahead and buy the property.

A great survey and worth the recommendation.

Mr R, Haringey, London

5 Stars

Great Building Survey

This was the 2nd survey 1stAssociated had carried out for me.

Due to the number of issues the surveyor found with the property this was seen as a high-risk purchase so I have decided not to proceed any further. I have now found another property and as the standard of the last two surveys has been great I have instructed 1stAssociated to survey again for me.

Hopefully third time lucky.

Mr K, Waltham Forest, London

5 Stars

Brilliant Surveyors

We were very disheartened after this house experience that we shut ourselves off from all things house related. We didn't go ahead with the purchase, it just wasn't the right decision given the condition of the house. The good news is we are searching again and will be reaching out to your surveyors very soon to get a quote for a full structural building survey.

The surveyor we used last time was brilliant.

Mrs B, Hillingdon, London

5 Stars

Very detailed Building Surveys

I instructed 1stAssociated to have a look at the cracking to my property both inside and out after they were recommended to me by a friend.

I met the surveyor on the day of the survey and was very happy with the investigation he did. I have received what looks to be a very detailed report but have yet to read it as I have just returned from holiday.

Mr Le V, Bexley, London

5 Stars

Great Service Concise Building Survey

Thank you for everything.

Service has been great and the survey concise. I will have a chat with the surveyor before we decide on how to move forward with the property.

Mrs C, Fulham, London

5 Stars

Easy to Read Building Survey

I was recommended 1stAssociated by my solicitor who had used them many times both for herself and previous clients.

I instructed them to survey this Victorian end of terrace for me. I am looking at making some changes to the property and wanted my builder and engineer to attend the survey. This was all arranged with 1stAssociated with no problems at all.

The report I received was easy to read and the service has been really good. I am pleased to say I will be buying the property. Thank you to all involved

Ms M, Richmond Upon Thames, London

5 Stars

Brilliant and knowledgeable Surveyor

This is the third survey we have used 1stAssociated for.

The service each time has been brilliant and the knowledge of the surveyor whom we have met every time at the property has been invaluable.

We are so pleased to have finally found a new home and will definitely recommend 1stAssociated.

Mr P, New Malden, London

5 Stars

Fantastic office/warehouse Schedule of Condition

The survey 1stAssociated carried our for us on the office/warehouse was fantastic.

As well as the detailed Schedule of Condition and Property Reports we received we were able to meet the surveyor on site and he gave lots of good advice.

We are now in the process of signing the lease.

Mr S, Harrow, London

5 Stars

Impressive quality Building Surveys

I am a solicitor and a client I was working for instructed 1stAssociated to carry out a Residential Building Survey for them.

I was so impressed by the quality and content of the survey I have since instructed 1stAssociated to carry out a survey on the property I am looking at buying and have also recommended them on many occasions which has resulted in four of my clients using them to date.

Thank you 1stAssociated for everything you have done for myself and the clients I recommended and I will continue to recommend you in the future.

Mr A, Fulham, London

5 Stars

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Detailed  Building Surveys

This is the 2nd survey 1stAssociated have carried out for us. This time it was on a detached property.

The surveyor found issues with the roof and possible movement so we have decided again not to go ahead with this property. We have another property in mind but are awaiting the results of the valuation before we book another survey.

Thanks once again for a detailed survey

Mr P, New Malden, London

5 Stars

Honest and pragmatic  Building Surveys

Thanks again for your support with the survey. We didn’t go ahead with the purchase due to the findings in the report.

It was an excellent report and we found it very informative. Most helpful though was actually speaking to your surveyor about the property and what his report means in terms of maintenance and upkeep of the home.

No property is perfect so his honest and pragmatic view was helpful in making a decision.

Mr V, Hampstead, London

5 Stars

So happy with 1stAssociated Surveyor

Firstly, I just want to say I am so happy I went with you guys in the end, because the surveyor was lovely and made me feel a lot better about us potentially taking over the lease.

He simplified everything until I understood.

We have made a proposal which has been agreed and are at present just waiting to sign everything.

Miss B, Finchley, London

5 Stars

Clear, easy to read Building Surveys

Thank you 1stAssociated for a great survey. I had previously had a bad experience with another surveyor and was then recommended 1stAssociated.

I found the survey clear and easy to read and have been very pleased with everything they have done from start to finish.

I will definitely be recommending 1sAssociated to friends and family.

Mr S, Southwark, London

5 Stars

Helpful advice from Surveyor

1stAssociated have been great from the onset. My sister who was looking to purchase the property lives in Spain and wanted to be at the survey but was restricted with dates. 1stAssociated did all they could to accommodate us on the date we requested of which we are very grateful for.

The surveyor gave us helpful advice and as a result my sister is not going ahead with the property. I am back house hunting for her and we will definitely be using 1stAssociated again once we have found her a property.

Mrs S, Newham, London

5 Stars

Clear Building Surveys

I'm very pleased with the report - it makes all the necessary points clearly and is appropriate for us to use in making an NHBC Guarantee claim shortly.

One again, thank you for your firm's work on this. Best wishes

Mr W, Islington, London

5 Stars

Great Building Survey Service

We contacted 1stAssociated as we had noticed some external cracking to our property and wanted a professional opinion.

The survey was arranged very efficiently and the surveyor visited to the property and gave us a good indication of what the problem could be. We then received everything in an easy to understand report.

A great service! We would not hesitate in using 1stAssociated again

Mr G, Greenwich, London

5 Stars

Highly recommend 1stAssociated

This is the 2nd survey we have asked 1stAssociated to carry out.

The service again was brilliant and the whole team were very professional. We will be going ahead with the purchase of the property.

Thank you again we would highly recommend

Mr A, Croydon, London

5 Stars

Already recommended 1stAssociated to a friend

Thank you 1stAssociated for arranging for myself and my architect to meet the surveyor at the property.

I was very happy with the service.

The survey highlighted a few areas of concern but after discussing the issues with the surveyor we are going ahead with the purchase and I have already recommended you to a friend.

Dr P, Tower Hamlets, London

5 Stars

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Already recommended 1stAssociated to family and friends

I instructed 1stAssociated to survey a new flat I hoped to buy. I have been very pleased with the service throughout.

Meeting the surveyor at the property was great and I was even able to speak to him after re concerns I had relating to the cladding following the Grenfell tragedy where he gave good advice.

Following on from the survey I am going ahead with the purchase of the flat and have already recommended 1stAssociated on to family and friends

Miss C, Acton, London

5 Stars

Excellent Building Survey

I instructed 1stAssociated to survey a mansion block of apartments for me in Hampstead.

The survey was arranged very efficiently and I received a well laid out, easy to understand report that was excellent on all points. It was exactly what I was looking for. As I am out of the country a lot and was unable to attend the initial survey once back in the country the surveyor met me at the property which was great.

At present I am in negotiations but would like to thank 1stAssociated for their help so far.

Mr H, Hampstead, London

5 Stars

Meeting Surveyor at the property was very helpful

This was the 2nd survey we had instructed 1stAssociated to carry out for us.

This time it was on a Georgian style mid terraced property we were looking at buying. We had some concerns as a previous survey had highlighted some issues and the mortgage valuation also flagged that we needed to get a timber rot/damp report which 1stAssociated advised would be covered having a full Residential Building Survey with them. Meeting the surveyor at the property was very helpful and we afterwards received an easy to understand report. Although work is required we are going ahead with the purchase of the property and would like to thank 1stAssociated for their help.

We would not hesitate in using them again should the need arise and we will definitely be recommending them on to family and friends.

Mrs C, Deptford, London

5 Stars

Building survey helped renegotiate house price

I can thoroughly recommend 1stAssociated.

Issues the surveyor found with the property were very well explained within the report and this allowed us to renegotiate on the price.

We have now moved into our new home and would like to say thank you

Mrs T, Lewisham, London

5 Stars

Excellent Building Survey Service

The service we received was excellent.

As well as the initial report 1stAssociated also provided us with a 2nd report as requested by our lenders on specific issues.

The reports gave us the information we needed and we will be purchasing the house.

Miss E, Greenwich, London

5 Stars

Detailed pub surveys

Many thanks 1stAssociated for the detailed report you provided us on the pub.

The report clearly highlighted concerns and helped us come to the right decision.

Although I am no longer looking at taking on a pub my business partner is and will definitely contact you as soon as he requires a survey.

Mr A, Stoke Newington, London

5 Stars

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Clear, easy to understand building surveys

This is the 2nd survey we have had carried out through 1stAssociated. The survey as was the previous we found very clear and easy to understand.

We also liked the many photos and sketches put throughout the report. We are happy to say we are going ahead with the purchase of this property and would like to thank all at 1stAssociated for their help.

We would not hesitate in using them again if required in the future and will also be recommending them to friends and family.

Mrs L, Blackheath, London

5 Stars

Very detailed building surveys

I was recommended 1stAssociated by a friend who had used them previously and was not disappointed.

I met the surveyor at the property who was very knowledgeable. I received a very detailed report. Due to the noise transfer within the property probably due to lack of insulation because of the age of the building and after speaking to neighbours regarding some noisy residents I have decided not to go ahead with the purchase.

I will be looking for another property and would like to thank 1stAssociated for their work so far.

Mrs C, Finchley, London

5 Stars

Invaluable Building Survey

We booked a survey with 1stAssociated on a Victorian/Edwardian terrace property we were interested in buying. The property was in a dilapidated state and needed lots of cosmetic work doing but we wanted to know if the property was structurally sound.

We met the surveyor at the property whose advice was invaluable and a couple of days later we received a very detailed easy to understand report. Although there were a few things in the 'ugly' section of the report a main concern is the drainage. Our next step on the surveyors advice before we make the final decision as to whether to take this project on is to have a specialist drainage report carried out.

1stAssociated have been great from the start and are still at the end of the phone if we need them. Thank you

Mr D, Greenwich, London

5 Stars

Fantastic Surveyor

I called 1stAssociated regarding a survey on a ground floor apartment I was interested in buying. I had concerns as my partner has breathing difficulties and I had seen some internal dampness in the back bedroom when I viewed the property.

I was sent an example survey and given a great quote and I was also advised the surveyor would be more than happy for me to attend the survey so I decided to go ahead. Everything was arranged very efficiently and after meeting the surveyor at the property who was fantastic I received a full report.

Due to the finding of the survey I will not be going ahead with this property but am at present looking at another property of which I will definitely ask 1stAssociated to survey.

Thank you

Miss B, South Norwood, London

5 Stars

Save money with a Building Survey

I contacted 1stAssociated as I needed a survey carried out on a 57 year old detached property I was interested in buying. I was sent an example survey and advised the surveyor would be more than happy for me to go along to the survey which sounded appealing. I was given a great quote and decided to go ahead.

Everything was arranged quickly and efficiently. Being able to talk to the surveyor face to face at the property was great as he was very knowledgeable. Since receiving the report which was well laid out and easy to understand I have also been able to speak to the surveyor by phone to discuss a few issues which has been very helpful. Overall the service has been brilliant and I am pleased to say I am going ahead and buying the property and by using the findings of the survey I have managed to negotiate a £10,000 reduction!!

I would not hesitate in recommending 1stAssociated to my friends and family.

Thank you to all involved!

Mr M, Bromley, London

5 Stars

Issues highlighted in Report - landlord agreed to a new roof

We booked through 1stAssociated to have a Schedule of Condition carried out on a commercial property we were looking at leasing. As well as receiving a Schedule of Condition we also received a Property Report which highlighted certain issues with the property.

We are pleased to say as a result of these issues being highlighted by the surveyor the landlord has agreed to a new roof and is having the sewerage pipes looked at of which the surveyor advised appear to have leaked over time. We are also in discussion regarding some damp issues raised.

We are due to move into the property shortly and would like to thank all involved at 1stAssociated for their time and help.

Mr R, Camden, London

5 Stars

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Friendly Surveyors, great service

This is the second time we have used 1st Associated. The first survey we did not go ahead with purchasing the property as the surveyor found problems with the house that we were unaware of and was not informed about by the estate agents. We are having to move to London to be closer to family so on this second survey I was unable to attend which I was gutted about as when I was at the first survey I found that meeting the surveyor really helped when walking around with him and then receiving the report which made everything a lot clearer.

We are now in the process of purchasing the second property and hopefully will not be much longer before we move in. Due to the findings in this report we have been able to negotiate with the purchase price which has really helped. The surveyor was really friendly and was happy to chat to me about my questions and give extra advice. Also the ladies in the office kept in touch with the process of my report from the start to the finish.

Overall, a great service and we would 100% recommend to friends and family. Thank you!!!

Mr J, Eltham, London

5 Stars

Recommended Building Surveys

This is the third time we have used 1stAssociated for our property survey and are more than happy with everything they have done for us on each survey.

Meeting the surveyor at the properties has been great and the speed at which the surveys were arranged and completed was brilliant. I am pleased to say we will be purchasing this property and I would not hesitate in recommending 1stAssociated to my friends and family.

Thank you

Miss T, Southwark, London

5 Stars

Easy to understand Building Surveys

We booked a survey on a 1930s/1950s semi detached property we were interested in buying. We met the surveyor at the property which was very useful as he highlighted problems we were not aware of. Due to the internal and external cracking in the property we are undecided as yet as to whether we will be going ahead.

The surveyor advised he is more than happy to discuss any concerns we may have by phone so we may well call him. Overall we found the report easy to understand and everyone involved very helpful.

Thank you

Mrs P, Enfield, London

5 Stars

Great Non Traditional property survey

I instructed your surveyor to survey a non traditional property. I met the surveyor at the property and found the face to face contact with surveyor was great.

The report I received was well laid out and easy to understand and based upon the finding I will not be purchasing the property. I will be back to you once I have found another property as I found your service very good.

Thank you!

Mr B, Barnet, London

5 Stars

Meeting Surveyor at property survey was great

1stAssociated carried out a survey for us on a 1900s ground floor apartment we were interested in purchasing. We were able to meet the surveyor at the property which was great. Due to the surveyors findings including the fact there had been movement to the property we decided not to go ahead with the purchase but have since found another property of which we have booked 1stAssociated to survey.

We feel without the help of 1stAssociated we would probably have make a bad decision on the first property. Fingers crossed the next property is the one.

Thank you to all involved for their help

Mrs B, Crouch End, London

5 Stars

Helpful Property Reports

I called 1stAssociated on behalf of my son as he and his partner work full time. They live in a top floor Victorian conversion flat and are having problems with internal damp. They have had a few quotes from roofing companies which varied from £6k to make some changes to £22k for having the whole roof replaced! They have also had some repointing work done by workmen who turned out to be cowboys and probably made the situation worse.

After calling 1stAssociated I was sent an example Specific Defects Report which was very helpful and I decided to instruct a surveyor. The survey was booked very efficiently for the following day. Meeting the surveyor at the property was great and I really appreciate his patience in listening to my concerns. He gave me an idea of the bigger picture. My son is also having windows replaced in 8 - 10 weeks so we now need to decide whether to hold on and tie any roof work that is required in with having the new windows fitted so as not to have to pay twice for scaffolding or whether to do as two separate projects. I am looking forward to reading the full report once completed.

Thank you for your help so far.

Mr B, Bromley, London

5 Stars

Recommended Building Surveyors

This is the second time we have used 1stAssociated who were recommended to us by my mother who has also used them twice. This time we instructed them to survey a Victorian mid terraced property. Once again it was great to be able to meet the surveyor at the property who as previously was very helpful and again we received a very detailed report which allowed us to make the right decision.

We have decided against buying this property but would not hesitate in using 1stAssociated again in the future and would be more than happy to recommend them on to family and friends.

Mrs S, Richmond upon Thames, London

5 Stars

So pleased with Building Survey

I am so pleased I instructed 1stAssociated to survey this Victorian apartment for me as due to what the surveyor found I am not going to be proceeding with the purchase. Being able to meet the surveyor on the day of the survey at the apartment was very useful.

Overall the service has been great and once I have found another property I like I will be instructing 1stAssociated to survey for me

Mr D, South West, London

5 Stars

Peace of mind Building Surveys

This is the second survey I have instructed 1stAssociated to carry out. This is a Victorian apartment and I had concerns over certain things. The surveyor covered all of my concerns and more.

We are pretty close to purchasing the apartment and would definitely use 1stAssociated again if the need arose in the future.

Mr D, Richmond upon Thames, London

5 Stars

First time buyers get peace of mind with a building survey

As first time buyers and new to everything this survey was invaluable. The surveyor went into great detail and covered everything we mentioned and more such as a possible loft extension and underfloor heating.

We would 100% recommend 1stAssociated and are so pleased we chose them to survey our first home

Thank you!

Miss M, New Cross, London

5 Stars

Meeting Surveyor at property survey was excellent

Meeting the surveyor at the property was an excellent part of the service we received. The surveyor pointed out many interesting things and was very thorough with his inspection and gave us good advice.

Overall a great job and we will definitely be recommending him on.

Ms Y, West Hampstead, London

5 Stars

Informed decision with a Building Survey

We decided against purchasing the property following the survey.  The survey was very helpful to us in making that decision.
 
The report was easy to read, the pictures and sketches were really helpful to illustrate any issues the surveyor spotted. The surveyor was very helpful and we had a follow up conversation with him to discuss further things he had flagged. The drone shots he included in the report showed us problems we were not aware of and we were then able to seek a second opinion from a roofer using them to ascertain the extent of the problems. It was helpful to have the example survey sent to us and helped us to make the decision to go forward with the survey.  The service was very helpful and friendly and the booking and payment process was straightforward and clear.
 
Overall - although we are obviously disappointed that ultimately the result of the survey was negative and we pulled out of the house purchase, the service provided by 1stAssociated was helpful, efficient and good value and helped us to make a more informed choice.
 

Miss V, Tulse Hill, London

5 Stars

Priority Service Building Surveys

In our case,  it was the speed of the booking and quick turnaround that were particularly good. We had a cancellation/last minute booking and paid the extra to have the whole thing done as a priority survey. All done quickly which was fantastic!

I’d definitely recommend you guys in the future. The example survey sent before I instructed was helpful and the report I the received was thorough and clear. The aerial photos especially were helpful. The whole service was professional and friendly

Mr J, Notting Hill, London

5 Stars

Highly recommended Building Surveyors

Awesome service! The team at 1stAssociated were amazing with the help they gave in sorting out the two properties I wanted surveyed. Nothing was too much trouble even when I changed around surveying dates etc . Based on what the surveyor found I have tried to negotiate on the prices but the vendors are not moving so I am at present looking for another property and will without doubt be using 1stAssociated again. Highly recommended

Thank you!

Mr W, Covent Garden, London

5 Stars

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