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RICS Surveyor in Solihull

 

0800026 6739

 

steve@buildingsurvey.co.uk 

 

Independent RICS Chartered Surveyors for Solihull town and Solihull District Council areas. 

 

As independent Solihull Chartered Surveyors we are able to offer a flexible rather than prescriptive response to clients Solihull  survey requirements. You can always speak to  one of our surveyors directly, or come along to site. And unlike the corporates our surveyors don't have torush off to the next job, so the survey and report get the time they deserve. For peace of mind my p.i insurance is under written by the global Zurich Insurance company .

 

 

HOMEBUYERS SURVEY FEES FOR SOLIHULL

(Fully inclusive of VAT)

 

                                           Pre 1919          1919 -1945         1946 - 2011       

 

  

1 and 2 Bedroom Flats            £300.00              £275.00              £250.00

 

1 and 2 Bedroom Houses        £375.00              £350.00              £300.00

 

3 Bedroom Houses                  £450.00              £400.00              £350.00

 

4 Bedroom Houses                 £500.00               £450.00              £400.00

 

5 Bedroom Houses                 £600.00               £500.00              £450.00

 

 

A cautionary tale about cheap surveyors

 

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 low cost 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 cheap 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 lower priced 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 the cheap surveyors were naturally able to be much quicker and cheaper.

 

But not such cheap surveyors in the long run!

 

 

 

 

Chartered Surveyors Solihull

 

RICS Chartered Surveyors for Solihull City and Solihull District Council areas. 

                                                                           

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