Specific Defect Report
Pre-purchase survey reports are generally designed to provide advice in relation to a property as a whole. However, if you have concerns that are more focused on individual aspects of a property or certain defects that are causing problems, then a Specific Defect Report may be the better option. A Specific Defect Report can be commissioned to address issues such as structural movement, inadequate alterations, decay of external elements of fabric, dampness and condensation, timber decay and rot, roofing defects or unusual construction.
Specific Defect Reports are also useful in situations other than pre-purchase. You may have concerns about issues that have arisen and will simply want peace of mind, for example advice on some cracking before embarking on a decoration project. You may have tried and failed to repair a recurrent problem or have been told differing views on a defect by contractors. A trained eye and analysis can provide the right solution so that you can have confidence in obtaining competitive quotations and have the work carried out to a good standard. In most cases a single inspection will be sufficient for the surveyor to advice with reasonable certainty on the causes and solutions. In some cases it may be necessary to organise opening up of the fabric of the building, inspection via safe access such as a hydraulic platform, or specialist input such as a CCTV drainage survey or a soil investigation. All of which we can help to organise. With larger schemes of repair work, we can also provide a follow up service to tender and oversee works.