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Building Surveys

Introducing Our Most Comprehensive Building Survey in London and the Home Counties

Before you buy a property in London, Surrey, Kent, Hertfordshire, Hampshire or Sussex you should find out whether you’re about to bring your dreams to life or flush hundreds of thousands of pounds down the drain.

At Novello Chartered Surveyors, we uncover defects in homes to help you secure peace of mind with regards to your investment. But as a forward-thinking company, we go much further than that.

Over the years, we’ve seen it all – from roofs in states of disrepair to potentially dangerous structural problems.

That’s why we started our company: to protect the people in our local communities from investing poorly and setting themselves up for months (or even years) of despair.

We put integrity, honesty and value at the core of everything we do. Let us examine your potential home, and we’ll let you know what action to take.

We may suggest avoiding certain properties or negotiating lower asking prices. Alternatively, we can simply tell you how much problems will cost to rectify.

Thanks to our in-depth knowledge of the property market, we can even help you find the perfect home.

So, if you want the most comprehensive survey report we offer before you commit to one of the biggest purchases of your life, give us a call or chat to us online.

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Prices start from £700 inc. VAT

  • check iconA detailed report and inspection using a specialist ‘Pole Cam’ to access difficult areas
  • check iconAn electronic report delivered to you alongside a bespoke summary report for your solicitor
  • check iconCovers a minimum of 20 internal and external elements
  • check iconIncludes flood maps, broadband speeds, asbestos, and energy efficiency advice
  • check iconPhotographs of the defects
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What is a bespoke building survey?

Also known as a full structural survey, our bespoke building surveys go a few steps further than our signature HomeLevel Reports. Our reports include photos of defects, detailed identifications and pragmatic repair advice.

In addition to our expertise, we use sophisticated tools and equipment, such as modern Pole Cams, to inspect every visible (and some not so visible) area of your property. Our reports detail all elements of the property including:

  • The structural condition of a property
  • Areas of movement
  • Dampness
  • Timber defects
  • Insulation
  • Condensation
  • Roof structure
  • Windows and doors
  • External walls
  • Services (electricity, gas, drainage, water, heating)

Wondering whether a bespoke building survey is worth the expense? Trust us – almost all properties have hidden defects, often costing thousands to repair. So, yes, our services will almost certainly help you save cash (plus time and effort)

Our House Surveys vs. the RICS HomeBuyer Report

As an honest and transparent company, we’re not afraid to admit that our bespoke survey cost a little more than the RICS HomeBuyer – but the added expense is almost always worth it regarding your finances

We’re not suggesting the RICS HomeBuyer Report isn’t useful. In fact, it’s often more than comprehensive enough for relatively new homes with few alterations.

But London is full of Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian homes. You can only imagine how many problems can arise in properties that have been standing for decades and centuries. If you want to buy such a property, you should find out what’s going on behind the scenes by obtaining our bespoke building survey report.

Bespoke building surveys – the benefits

In short, our comprehensive surveys are beneficial because they give you::

  • A detailed insight into a property’s true condition
  • Accurate repair cost estimates
  • An ace in the hole for negotiations
  • The ability to plan your finances to the penny

Our fees are based on the size and value of the property, and our reports really can help you save tens of thousands – more in some cases and avoid nasty surprises.

Get your comprehensive survey report today

Want to learn more about our bespoke building surveys? We’d love to have a chat. You can reach out to us via email, phone or live chat, and we’ll respond in no time.

If your busy lifestyle prevents you from getting in touch, you can obtain a free quote within seconds. We encourage you to compare quotes with other providers. You’ll soon find out that we’re one of London’s best value building surveyors.

Click here to download an example Novello Building Survey Report