Principal Steve Butler RICS Chartered SurveyorWest Midlands House, Gipsy Lane, Willenhall WV13 2HA
Open 8.30am to 6.30pm
Independent RICS Chartered Surveyors in the Wolverhampton Dudley Telford Area
Our Wolverhampton RICS Chartered Surveyors met flies and spiders during the survey of this terrace house. The property had had a replacement concrete tile roof, there was evidence of damp in the roof void, ground floors walls and skirting boards. Polystyrene tiles were a fire hazard and there was evidence that the electrics might have been installed by an amateur.
RICS Homebuyers Report on a typical turn of the 20th Century Wolverhampton terrace house that has been retrospectively rendered and had a replacement concrete tile roof. The property had poor weather proofing of a chimney and a displaced gutter both of which are likely to allow water penetration. There were indications of on going problems with the drians and rats were present in both the drians and a roof void that had a low level of insualtion. There was high risk of carbon monoxide poisioning due to a poorly installed stove.
Structural survey of a property in Wolverhampton due to cracking that was suspectd of being casued by shrinkable clays. Prior to inspecting the property we ordered a Geology report and looked at past OS sheets to find out uses of the land over the last one hundred years. Our surveyors considered if the movement was caused by shrinkable clays or ground that is prone to collapse, poor drains, inherently inadequate foundations, failure of a retaining wall, mortar shrinkage or thermal movement.
Our Wolverhampton surveyors noted that the house was of timber framed construction. Our Wolverhampton surveyors thus took particular care to look for damp that might rot the timber frame. Our Wolverhampton surveyors also noted ponding of a flat roof. Our surveyors suggested further investigation as the deck might not be properly constructed.
Our Wolverhampton surveyors noted beetles, damp, corroing steel and lack of parking arrangements. Our Wolverhampton surveyors suggested further investigation before exchange of contracts in respect of all these matters due to possibe expensive remedial works. Our Wolverhampton surveyors were particuarly concerned by humping of a concrete floor as mortgage surveyors might make the property unsuitable for lending purposes
Steve Butler Chartered Surveyor has worked in the Wolverhampton area since 1987 and is thus very familiar with the area. He managed properties in these areas for the Governments Estates Office whilst undertaking his Chartered Surveyors examinations. Steve has been surveying, valuing and managing a portfolio of properties in Wolverhampton since qualifying as Chartered Surveyor in 1992. Steve Butler has also passed the Government's Home Inspector Examinations and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institution of Legal Executives.
If you are you buying a property in Wolverhampton then a pre-purchase Building or Homebuyers Survey may help avoid future expenses.
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.
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
A standardized report produced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to highlight significant problems and matters requirng urgent investigation.
It is designed to flag up major defects and problems that need urgent or significant attention, because such issues will affect the property’s value.
It is the cost effective choice for the majority of property purchasers.
A valuation of the property and estimation of reinstatement cost for insurance purposes is included as standard in both our Building Survey and Homebuyers Survey reports.
Due to the time taken to measure the property Building Surveys cost considerably more than the Homebuyers Report, however you should bear in mind that they are unlikely to find any serious defects to the property that the Homebuyers Survey and Report will not.
It is considered that the Homebuyers Survey and Report will be suitable for most clients.
All Building Survey and Homebuyers Reports are undertaken by Steve Butler RICS Chartered Surveyor personally ensuring that personalized service to all our clients.
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