Mortgage Valuation fails to spot serious defects

In December 2011 I was asked to undertake a survey on a 3 storey Victorian end terraced house. Despite previous and extensive structural repairs and extensions the property had cracking and distortion to the brick work in the front bay area. Cracks around recently installed window frames raised suspicion that the movement was recent. The.. read more →

03 Jan 2012
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Why have a survey?

Surveys are a kind of ‘health check’ for buildings. If you’re buying a property, you should have a survey done before you enter into a contract. A survey can actually save you money. If there are serious structural problems, you can often re-negotiate the purchase price of the property to reflect the cost of necessary.. read more →

10 Aug 2011
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