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A home-approved® building survey ensures a thorough visual inspection and our comprehensive reports include cost estimates for repairs to any identified defects.

All of our Building Surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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Who uses home-approved®?

Quite simply, anyone who is planning to buy a property in London or the Home Counties. We survey flats, modern town houses, period properties, conversions, any type of residential property.

Why use home-approved®?

Buying a property is probably the biggest financial commitment you'll ever make. A home-approved® building survey gives you the confidence to make important decisions – and possibly avoid a costly mistake.

When to use home-approved®?

Booking your survey at an early stage of the buying process is better. It can help you avoid unnecessary professional fees and potentially give you valuable negotiating power over the purchase price. 

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At home-approved® we dont just tick boxes

Whether you're buying a flat, a Victorian mid-terrace house or a modern six-bedroom mansion, there's nothing worse than falling in love with a property only to move in and discover a catalogue of costly disasters to deal with.

At home-approved® our building surveys are designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to make some fundamental decisions – whether to continue with your purchase, whether the extent of repairs means it would be better to walk away, or whether you could negotiate a better deal based on the information in our report.

So what makes us so different to other property surveyors? We provide a personal and professional service that is fully focused on giving you the information you'll need. We carry out a thorough visual inspection and use specialist equipment – including extension ladders and pole-mounted cameras – so that we can even check those parts of a property that would otherwise be ignored or overlooked.

We know that time is often precious and that you may be under pressure from vendors, estate agents and solicitors. So we'll deliver our survey report within three working days.

Our findings are presented in a clear and concise format, supported by photographic evidence of defects. Plus, unlike most property surveyors, we’ll provide estimates for repairs to identified defects so that you have a better understanding of what needs to be done. We remain completely impartial and independent at all times and do not recommend contractors or tradesmen. Nor do we have any vested interest in declaring a property to be in poor condition, or inflating estimates for repairs.

And we're cost-effective, not only in terms of our fees but because a home-approved® building survey can save you money in the long term - the vendor may agree to carry out repairs at their cost or reduce the asking price. In addition you can put the report to good use once you've moved in, using our cost estimates as a benchmark when you start getting quotes for remedial work.

We are Chartered building surveyors in London, Surrey and the Home Counties.

So if you're buying a property in London, Surrey, Middlesex, Herts or the Home Counties, call us today on 0800 980 3113 to book your home-approved® building survey.

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