W-Y-P Gledhill Survey & Valuation
W-Y-P Gledhill offer the full suite of RICS Home Surveys, including the RICS Condition Survey, the popular RICS HomeBuyer's Report, and the RICS Building Survey. Prices start at just £299, £399 and £499 respectively, inclusive of all disbursements. Please call us for more information, or to book a survey.
In addition, we provide an Expert Witness reporting service, as well as Specific Defect reporting, Party Wall, and we can provide help to settle Boundary issues, and your building's Right to Light. Please call us for more information, or to book an inspection.
RICS Valuation & Home Surveys
Valuation of Land and Property
This is a valuation based upon a limited inspection only, and this is usually done for the benefit of a mortgage lender who refers to it as a 'Mortgage Valuation'. We do not regard it as a 'survey' as such.
We do however provide valuations of land and buildings that are of use for development appraisals, accounting, inheritance planning, probate, divorce proceedings etc. These valuations are really about the money, and nothing more. They are of little use in identifying problems that may exist in a building.
RICS Condition Report
This is a simplified, economical version of the RICS HomeBuyer Report, and is aimed at those who want a guide as to the condition of the home they are about to buy, without the expense of a HomeBuyer survey.
RICS HomeBuyer Report
This is a report designed by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, only to be undertaken by one of their members. It is a more detailed inspection of the property, which includes an insurance reinstatement figure, and a valuation. Its aim is essentially to assist the purchaser in assessing whether the property provides reasonable value for money.
RICS Building Survey
These surveys are much more detailed, and provide a comprehensive report about the current condition of the property. This type of survey is the most thorough one available. The survey will examine all accessible parts of the property and, if you wish to have any specific areas looked at, this type of survey is the right choice.
Our Building Survey is suitable for all types of property, whether they are listed, unusual or old, whether you wish to perform renovation work on them or whether the property has already had extensions added to it. This means that this survey is preferred for all buildings which cannot be included in the HomeBuyer Report. The survey does not provide a valuation, but the surveyor will include one for a small additional charge if you request it. However, it is more likely that the Building Survey will be done for other reasons, as a valuation may usually have been undertaken separately. The main details of the Building Survey will include:
All major and minor faults found within the property, and the implications that these will have.
How much the repairs for urgent defects will cost.
Testing for dampness of the walls, and results for these tests.
Testing of all accessible woodwork for damp and woodworm, and the results of these tests.
Investigation into the condition of damp proofing, insulation and superficial drainage, (although underground drains will not be tested).
Technical information about how the property was constructed, and materials which were used in the process.
Information about the location of the property and its grounds, including implications relating to, for example, unadopted roads, shared access, rights of way, Japanese Knotweed.
Proposals for any further special inspections and subsequent work which may need to be done on the property.
W-Y-P Gledhill are experienced in dealing with the project management of residential building works. Also, we advise regularly on Boundary Disputes, issues concerning your Right to Light, and Party Wall Matters.
We provide Specific Defect Reports and CPR Part 35 compliant Expert Witness reports to help identify defects for homeowners, or settle disputes between parties through the courts. If you have a query, or would like to book an appointment, then please contact us.