cautionary tale about cheap
We recently had to clear up on
behalf of a client who had opted for a survey from one of our
cheaper surveyor allies.
The surveyor had not bothered
to move the remains of a bed in an otherwise empty house to
get in to the attic. It took us about 30
had a number of snapped rafters as an original slate surface had
been replaced with heavier concrete tiles.
The surveyors had not opened
the drain cover as it was supposed to be corroded in. Again it took us
about 30 seconds.
drain was of course blocked due to a probem with the
The surveyor offered some
advice about dampness. The suggestion was completely unnecessary
and put everybody in the house at risk of burning to death as the
suggestions severely compromised the fire protection of the
property. In this case particular important, as it was three
stories plus cellar and likely to be in multiple
were able to advise the client against that course of action
saving potential prosecution/ closure by the
doing only half a job and not stopping to think about the content
of the report they were naturally able to be much quicker and
cheaper. But not so cheap in the long