SURVEYORS CANNOCK

01543 241053

steve@buildingsurvey.co.uk              

Principal: Steve Butler MRICS Chartered Surveyor     

Open 8.30am to 6.00pm

 

Homebuyers Surveyors Cannock

RICS Valuation Surveyors  Cannock

Building Surveyors Cannock

Boundary Disputes

Expert Reports

RICS Help to Buy Valuations in Cannock

About Steve Butler RICS Surveyors

 

RICS CHARTERED SURVEYORS CANNOCK AND RUGELEY FOR RICS HOMEBUYERS SURVEYS AND BUILDING SURVEYS

Steve Butler RICS Chartered Surveyors have been undertaking surveys and valuation of residential property in the Cannock and south Staffordshire area for over twenty five years. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is the organisation responsible for the training and regulation of Chartered Surveyors. To market themselves as Chartered Surveyors, surveyors must be either a RICS Member (MRICS/FRICS) or a Firm Regulated by the RICS, so you can be assured that your survey will be carried out by a fully qualified regulated professional.

STEVE BUTLER CHARTERED SURVEYORS CANNOCK AND RUGELEY are entirely independent.

Our surveyors have no obligations to estate agents or lenders and we never pay commission for introductions to clients. Most importantly our surveyors only act with the clients interest in mind.

 The main advantages of dealing with our Chartered Surveyors are :

PERSONAL ATTENTION: We only have a limited number of clients to ensure that the level of service is maintained. Telephone calls from clients or potential clients are always welcome.

PROFESSIONALISM:  Our surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) who ensure the practice complies with exacting standards. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors require that our surveyors keep up to date with property matters, maintain audited clients accounts, professional indemnity insurance and a formal complaints procedure.       

ACCESS: Property matters can be very worrying. You can invariably telephone one of our Chartered Surveyors between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm seven days per week. If you have a problem or don't understand something please feel free to call.

RAPID RESPONSE: Our surveyors can invariably visit you same day or next day, at the office or home.

 

Homebuyers Surveyors Reports

These are no no nonsense reports laid out in an easy to follow matter and are suitable for ninty peercent of properties. We use the RICS standard Homebuyers Survey Report formatt which has a simple traffic light system to help you understand which parts of the report are important. Matters mark 'Red' require urgent or expensive repairs or require further investigation and may have an impact on whether the property can easily be sold again.

Cannock surveyors homebuyers report on a 1935 semi detached house

Our Cannock surveyors found frost damaged bricks blocked vents and poor insulation that was likely encourage condensation, substandard electrics, a dangerous glass door, potenially dmp quarry tile floors, old ceilings that were at risk of collapse, missing firebreak walls and missing roof linings.

RICS Homebuyers surveyors report on a 1902 end terrace house at Rugeley

Our RICS Rugeley surveyors found severe structural movement and had to advise the potential purchaser about the implications in respect of obtaining house insurance. The roof structure also appeared to be substandard although there was some evidence of improvement and there was a risk that foul waste as draining to a soakaway or storm drain.

Cannock Chartered Surveyors RICS Homebuyers Survey and Report on a 1930 semi detached house

 

The elevations on this typical 1930's house have been rendered to save money by avoiding the need to purchase and carefully lay expensive facing bricks. The render had been given sharp edges at the openings using metal beads. Unfortunately these were corroding leaving unsightly stains. The only remedy is to chop them out and re render which requires skill to blend the new into the old. The house then has to be repainted unless matching paint is available. The roof surface had formed a dish shape due to a slightly substandard structure in which a major component was undersized and had sagged slightly. An outbuilding had a fractured concrete roof. Apart from letting water into the outbuildings this is potentially problematic as the reinforcing may start to corrode forcing concrete of the roof until it is eventually destroyed. The property had the original quarry tile floor in the kitchen. This was uneven due to the sand or ash on which it had been laid compacting unevenly. The tiles and particularly the joints are likely to be damp as there is no damp proof membrane under. Such floors need to be kept uncovered and well ventilated. Roots had also invaded a drain and were catching water material. Fortunately this was at an early stage and the chamber had not filled.

RICS HOMEBUYERS SURVEYORS FEES FOR CANNOCK RUGELEY

VAT may be applicable!

Pre 1919  1919 -1945  1946 - 2011      

1 and 2 Bedroom Flats               

300.00     275.00     250.00

1 and 2 Bedroom Houses          

375.00     325.00    300.00

3 Bedroom Houses                    

400.00     375.00     350.00

4 Bedroom Houses                    

450.00     425.00     375.00

5 Bedroom Houses                    

500.00     450.00     400.00

 

RICS BUILDING SURVEYS IN CANNOCK

RICS Building Surveys provides a more detailed picture of a property’s construction and can be carried out on practically all residential properties.

The report is bespoke and tailored to your requests.

It is most suitable when the building is less conventional. This could be because it is very old, it has been built using unusual construction methods, or it is dilapidated. Similarly, it can be very informative if a building has been extensively altered.

An RICS Building Survey will tell you about the condition of the property including the state of the chimneys, roofs, rainwater goods, roof edges, walls, floors, ceilings, partitions, windows and doors. We can tell you whether there is any structural movement or settlement, wet rot, dry rot, woodworm or damp problems. We give you an overview of the services such as the electrical installations, boiler, central heating, hot and cold water.

Building Surveyors Structural Survey Costs Cannock Rugley Hednesford

VAT may be applicable!

Pre 1919    1919 - 1945   1946 - 2011    

1 and 2 Bedroom Flats               

450.00          425.00            400.00

1 and 2 Bedroom Houses          

 550.00         500.00            450.00

3 Bedroom Houses                   

650.00          600.00            550.00

4 Bedroom Houses                    

750.00          700.00            650.00

5 Bedroom Houses                    

850.00          800.00            750.00

RICS Valuations including Help to Buy Valuations

Our RICS surveyors undertake residential property valuations for all tyes of purpose such as matrimonial dipsutes, probate and insolvency. We are fully familar with the requirments for Help to Buy Valuations

 

SURVEYORS FOR RICS HELP TO BUY VALUATIONS CANNOCK 

Our Cannock surveyors have been undertaking Help to Buy Valuations for Target for a number of years and are fully familialr with their requirements.

 

A cautionary tale about cheap surveys

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 seconds.

The roof had a number of snapped rafters as an original slate surface had been replaced with heavier concrete tiles. Expensive!

The surveyors had not opened the drain cover as it was supposed to be corroded in.  Again it took us about 30 seconds.

The drain was of course blocked due to a problem with the channel.

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 occupation.

We were able to advise the client against that course of action saving potential prosecution/ closure by the Environmental Health Officer.

By 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 run!

HOMEBUYERS SURVEYORS REPORT PRICE COST QUOTE CANNOCK RUGELEY HEDNESFORD PENKRIDGE 

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