A building survey will not only identify structural and repair problems of a property, it will identify poorly executed or non-compliant improvements and alterations, all of which may be costly to put right or cause unforeseen problems at a future date, when you come to sell the property on. There are also legal matters, such as neighbouring rights, which may affect your property. In some cases, these can seriously affect your enjoyment, as well as the property's value. As surveyors, we understand these problems. These issues apply as much to commercial premises, whereby you may also find yourself liable to a landlord for the outstanding repairs.
There's nothing we like better than to be able to give your purchase a clean bill of health, but if we do find some problems, you may well be able to renegotiate the price and your survey will have paid for itself, if not in cash, with peace of mind.
Unfortunately, other problems can arise from property ownership and we are able to provide specialist advice in a number of other areas; advising you on the cost of a lease extension or buying the freehold of your home, a boundary dispute with a neighbour or if you or your neighbour are considering development which will require Party Wall notices to be served. Please click the links below for more detail.
Here at FSS, we are looking at properties like yours every day of the week. We offer a quality, professional service and straightforward, independent advice. We are professionally qualified surveyors and RICS regulated valuers. We have the advantage of working in a multidisciplinary firm carrying out residential and commercial property sales, lettings and auctions, which give us a real breadth of knowledge of the property market. We can therefore advise you with unparalleled expertise.
Our clients are typically private individuals, property companies and investors, solicitors, banks and other lending institutions and local authorities.
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