Domestic
Surveys

MACE DAVIES ~ CHARTERED BUILDING SURVEYORS ~ DARTFORD, KENT

Condition Reports

We recommend a Condition Report be undertaken if you are purchasing a conventional property, constructed from traditional materials and is in reasonable condition. This inspection and report is the most cost effective solution, however, it also provides the lowest level of detail.

  • The report operates a traffic light system of condition of different parts of the building, garages and any outbuildings (not sheds) and their key components.
  • A summary of risks of the key components are provided.
  • Advice provided on planning control measures.

Additional information can be found here.

Domestic Building Surveys - Dartford, Kent

Home Buyer Reports (Level 2)

This is the most common type of survey instructed by a potential purchaser. This survey and report comments on the internal and external fabric of a building and provides comment on the existing services of the property.

  • The report operates a traffic light system of condition of different parts of the building, garages and any outbuildings (not sheds) and their key components.
  • Comment will be provided on any defect that may have a detrimental effect on the building and its value
  • Items that will require ongoing maintenance are identified
  • Information for consideration by your legal advisor.

This is a ‘mid’ report in terms of cost and detail. Our homebuyers reports do not include a market valuation and insurance rebuild costs.

Building Surveys

We would recommend a full building survey for older properties where large scale refurbishments and alterations have previously been undertaken, or if you plan to extend or alter the property post purchase.  This type of survey provides greater detail of the construction of the property.

  • A detailed and thorough inspection is undertaken with a bespoke report provided.
  • Defects described in detail, with repair options provided.
  • Provides advice on hidden defects and associated risk.
  • Budget costs provided for repair.
Dartford Building Surveyors