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About Steve Butler Nottingham RICS Chartered Surveyors

 

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HOUSE AND PROPERTY SURVEYORS NOTTINGHAM

Steve Butler Chartered Surveyors are entirely independent of any estate agents lenders or mortgage brokers and not not pay introductory fees ensuring our independence.

Our surveyors have lived in or owned properties of all types and ages in many parts of East Midlands so we have considerable local knowledge of most areas, and practical experience of owning and maintaining many types and ages of property.

Nottingham Surveyors Report on a 1902 terrace house 

Nottingham RICS Homebuyers surveyors report on a 1925 detached house. The front and rear walls of this property had been badly damaged by water because of failure to undertake a few hundred pounds of gutter and down pipe repairs. Intruders had damaged the kitchen and bathroom and run off with the boiler as well as damaging central heating pipes. An extension containing the bathroom and kitchen was single skin construction and likely to be cold and prone to water penetration. An attic conversion had dangerous stairs and no fire protection and probably no insulation of the ceiling.

Low Surveyors Fees in Nottingham

Our RICS surveyors provide a rapid response in the Nottingham area at low cost. Homebuyers Report Costs and Building Survey Prices are fixed and as there is no hidden VAT so you know exactly where you are.

Low Cost Homebuyers Surveyors Fees

Low Cost Building/ Structural Surveyors Fees

RICS BUILDING AND STRUCTURAL SURVEYORS IN NOTTINGHAM

If you are you buying a property in Nottingham then a pre-purchase Building or Homebuyers Survey may help avoid future expenses.

We specialize in surveying and valuing residential property in Nottingham offering a rapid turnaround with efficient and competitive service.

All Building Survey and Homebuyers Reports are undertaken by Steve Butler RICS Chartered Surveyor personally ensuring that personalized service to all our clients. 

Nottingham RICS Chartered Surveyors Report on a 1925 Detached House

 

Nottingham RICS building surveyors report on a 1925 detached house. The chimneys were in poor condition, tiles were slipping, gutters were clogged and broken. The roof face had dished. Additional timbers had been added to strengthen the roof. The property had long standing movement at the head of an opening to a rear bay window. A timber floor had humped slightly.

RICS BUILDING SURVEYORS IN NOTTINGHAM: Click for a sample report

RICS Building Surveys provides a more detailed picture of a property’s construction and can be carried out on practically all residential properties.

The report is bespoke and tailored to your requests.

It is most suitable when the building is less conventional. This could be because it is very old, it has been built using unusual construction methods, or it is dilapidated. Similarly, it can be very informative if a building has been extensively altered.

An RICS Building Survey will tell you about the condition of the property including the state of the chimneys, roofs, rainwater goods, roof edges, walls, floors, ceilings, partitions, windows and doors. We can tell you whether there is any structural movement or settlement, wet rot, dry rot, woodworm or damp problems. We give you an overview of the services such as the electrical installations, boiler, central heating, hot and cold water.

RICS Surveyors Report on a leaning gable end.

The report on the suspected movement and suggested remedies

Measurement with a spirt level by our surveyors suggested that the top fifteen course of bricks are out of plumb by 150mm from above the point at which two purlins bear into the gable wall. The top ten course of the wall are built with a single skin of bricks and are likely to be unstable. The the likely cause of the leaning wall is failure to ties it into the structure at the time of construction.

Our surveyors suggested that the top fifteen courses of brickwork should be rebuilt with a 225mm wall that is inherently more stable. Straps set into the centre of the wall can be secured to the roof structure. The straps can be secured to the existing longitudinal timbers and to planks screwed across and perpendicular to the rafters just below each side of the apex. 18mm x 120mm x 2.4m floor boards or similar would suffice.  

Sadly in this instance the purchaser had relied on a mortgage valuation for the purchase of the late 1920's house which is thus about ninety years old. The surveyor thus had no duty to report the leaning wall to the purchaser as he was only worried about his mortgage lender. The purchaser will now have to stand the cost of about £250.00 of labour and about £750.00 of scaffold if the wall is to be properly repaired by rebuilding it. A homebuyers survey by Steve Butler Chartered Surveyors Nottingham would have cost about £400.00.

 

RICS HOMEBUYERS REPORT SURVEYORS IN NOTTINGHAM: Click for a sample report

A standardized report produced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to highlight significant problems and matters requiring urgent investigation.

It is designed to flag up major defects and problems that need urgent or significant attention, because such issues will affect the property’s value.

It is the cost effective choice for the majority of property purchasers.

A valuation of the property and estimation of reinstatement cost for insurance purposes is included as standard in both our Building Survey and Homebuyers Survey reports.

Due to the time taken to measure the property Building Surveys cost considerably more than the Homebuyers Report, however you should bear in mind that they are unlikely to find any serious defects to the property that the Homebuyers Survey and Report will not.

It is considered that the Homebuyers Survey and Report will be suitable for most clients.

RICS Homebuyers Survey of a Nottingham Bungalow built about 1980

1980's bungalowSunken floorBuckled wallFrost damaged bricksDamaged door seal

Although modern this property suffered from a buckled flank walls, rotting timbers and a fractured floor.

RICS VALUATION SURVEYORS FOR HELP TO BUY VALUATIONS

Our RICS surveyors undertake residential property valuations for all types of purpose such as matrimonial disputes, probate and insolvency. We are fully familiar with the requirements for Help to Buy Valuations. Our surveyors have undertaken hundreds of Help to Buy Valuations and are used to meeting Target's (The administrators of the scheme) requirements.

Sample RICS Valuation for Help to Buy

Nottingham Surveyors Property Survey Survey Report on a 1850 Detached Cottage

Our Nottingham building surveys went to this property with a damp proofing contractors report in hand only to find that none of the works recommended were necessary. Our RICS surveyors found damage to the property from condensation, swollen joinery, windows that required early refurbishment, rotten conservatory roof joists, high ground levels, and a drain that had recently been blocked.

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