Should you have a specific issue or problem with your property then we can help with a Specific Defect Survey. A defect survey is used to assess a specific or suspected defect with a property’s structure or condition. These types of surveys are flexible and can be aimed at any particular issue identified. Any related building matters which are found during the inspection will also be covered. The survey goes into a similar level of detail to a full Building Survey, but does not cover the whole property, just the specific area of concern.
Specific Defect Surveys are useful if you’re looking to purchase a property but are unsure about the condition or remediation of a specific element. Additionally, a defect survey can also prove useful if you’re a homeowner and an issue has arisen that needs clarification and guidance.
Peace of Mind
A Specific Defect Survey would allow you to get detailed information on the extent of the issue and the costs of rectifying it; this would allow you to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with the purchase or renegotiate the price. Alternatively, it could be something in your own home that you want to check for peace of mind, perhaps before carrying out building works. Sometimes a vendor may wish to get a second opinion on an issue highlighted by a purchaser’s survey, to aid negotiations. Watson’s can give you peace of mind.
The scope for a Specific Defect Survey
What does the survey include?