Homebuyers Survey Nottingham 


    We like to keep it simple!




























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Steve Butler at least twenty five years experience of preparing homebuyers surveys and reports on property in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire




The main advantages of purchasing a Homebuyers Report and Survey from my practice are: 


Local Knowledge: Steve Butler has been preparing Honebuyers Surveys and Reports in the Nottingham area from over twenty years.


Professionalism:   The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the ensure the Homebuyers Surveys and Report are prepared with exacting standards.

These bodies require that I keep up to date with property matters, maintain audited clients accounts, professional indemnity insurance and a formal complaints procedure.  


Personal service:  Our Homebuyers Surveys and Reports can be tailored to suit you. I only have a limited number of clients to ensure that the level of service is maintained. Telephone calls from clients or potential clients are always welcome.   


Access:  Property matters can be very worrying. You can invariably telephone me between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm seven days per week. If you have a problem or don't understand your Homebuyers Survey and Report please feel free to call. Furthermore clients are encourage to attend the Homebuyers Survey in order that problems can be seen and disccussed on site.


Rapid response:  I can invariably visit clients in the Nottingham area same day or next day, at the office or home



Homebuyers Surveys and Reports



To help describe the condition of the home, the surveyor gives

condition ratings to the main parts (or 'elements') of the

building, garage, and some parts outside.



 Defects which are serious and/or

    need to be repaired, replaced or

    investigated urgently.



   Defects that need repairing or replacing

     but are not considered to be either serious

    or urgent. The property must be

    maintained in the normal way.



    No repair is currently needed. The property

             must be maintained in the normal way




N/I    Not inspected.


Prepared in an easy to read jargon free standard format designed by the RICS the Homebuyer report aims to help you:


make a reasoned and informed decision on

whether to go ahead with buying the property;


make an informed decision on what is a reasonable

price to pay for the property;


take account of any repairs or replacements the

property needs


consider what further advice you should take

before exchanging contracts; and


determine how much to insure the property for



A cautionary tale about cheap Homebuyers surveyors



We recently had to clear up on behalf of a client who had opted for a Homebuyers survey from one of our cheaper surveyor allies. 



The low cost Homebuyers surveyors 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 Homebuyers 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 surveyors 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 particularly 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!










Indepenent RICS Homebuyers Surveys and Reports Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.







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