Hocking Associates is a team of expert property surveyors working throughout Cornwall including Falmouth, Truro and beyond. One of our most popular services is our Building Condition Survey, which provides you with a detailed analysis of the condition of a property before you buy.
What is the purpose of a Building Condition Survey?
The primary purpose of the report is to identify any major defects within the property and to identify any areas of future expenditure you are likely to encounter. It is our aim to provide you with straightforward information to give complete clarity on the condition of the property that you are buying.
This is a highly comprehensive report which usually runs between 25 and 40 pages, depending on the size of the property, and includes photographs throughout. We will call you on the day that we carry out the inspection to provide a verbal summary of our findings and we then strive to have the full report emailed to you within 24 hours. A hard copy will follow in the post.
How is the Building Condition Survey carried out?
We will carry out a thorough inspection of the property, both internally and externally. We will survey the chimney, gutters, roof, windows and exterior walls. This is followed by an internal inspection where we check roof space and ceilings as well as the kitchen, walls, floors and bathroom facilities. We will comment on the wiring, plumbing and heating, although these services will not be independently tested.
We will test for damp and look for evidence of woodworm. Where possible, we will raise manhole covers and report on drainage runs as far as it is practical, although again we do not test these. You can also expect comments on other matters pertinent to the building, such as the close proximity of trees or nearby rivers etc. We will comprehensively photograph the property, these photographs being incorporated within the report.
Why choose Hocking Associates?
An independent firm of Chartered Surveyors, our team comprises experienced specialists in property surveys across Cornwall. Our fantastic breadth of local knowledge allows us to provide additional insight into the condition of a property, and helps you make the right purchasing decision. Our clients are always very welcome to contact us to discuss the building condition survey or chat through any queries or concerns they may have.
Contact us today
If you are interested in having a comprehensive survey report carried out by experienced residential surveyors, get in touch with Hocking Associates today. You can call us on 01326 379222 or email email@example.com, and a friendly member of the team will be happy to talk through your requirements.