At-a-glance survey comparisons

This table will help you choose the most appropriate survey, but if you have any particular requirements, remember to discuss them with us before the inspection of the property.

At-a-glance survey comparisons
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Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspection.
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Aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious.
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Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage.
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Aims to tell you about problems that may be hazardous.
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Aims to show up potential issues or defects, before any transaction takes place.
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Includes the standard visual inspection during which secured panels, electrical fittings, inspection chamber covers and other similar features are not removed.
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Aims to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to purchase
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Aims to help you prepare a budget for any repairs or restoration.
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Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future.
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An enhanced service that includes all the features of the standard inspection plus a more extensive roof space and underground drainage inspection.
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Provides a reinstatement cost to help you avoid under- or over-insurance.
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Provides market valuation.
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Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future.
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Aims to describe visual defects, plus exposing potential problems posed by hidden defects.
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Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting.
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A longer and more details visual inspection of a wider range of issues including a more thorough consideration of the roof space, grounds floors and services.
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Provides a focused survey of a specific defect.HouseSurv_Tick
Step by Step survey and written report providing diagnosis and recommendations for remedy.HouseSurv_Tick
May be necessary where defects are picked up on a Mortgage Valuation inspection and a further report is required in order that the Mortgage can then be granted.HouseSurv_Tick