Survey Services

Investing in a property is quite likely going to be the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. A survey could save you thousands of pounds in costly repair bill’s in the future if any problems are spotted early. Most conveyancing solicitors will advise you to arrange a building survey before you buy any property, rather than rely solely on a mortgage valuation.

It is worth investing a relatively small sum to have the peace of mind that your purchase is sound.

Chartered with the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) our building professionals have enjoyed working with many different types of property and find it a privileged to work with clients on their projects. Membership of the CIOB ensures our work will meet the rigorous standards of this professional institute.

Our assessors have undergone the latest asbestos awareness training and can assist with any asbestos problems you may potentially have.

Dilapidation Surveys

Are tenants moving out? Are you in need of a dilapidation survey? Why have one?

Dilapidation surveys are performed by a building surveyor to assess the pre-construction condition, internal and external condition of a property, as well as any connected buildings. Faults found are then recorded in a detailed report. Should there be any legal fees, this report can minimise losses or settle any disputes. This is proof they are well worth the cost.

Detailed reports are required before any work is carried out particularly for major projects that involve demolition. These reports are a protection for contractors if claims of damage are reported from third parties.

At Hawthorn Estates, we have a Chartered building surveyor who is a member of the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Buildings)and is more than happy to provide you with this service. From residential to grade II listed buildings we have extensive experience in saving clients stress, time and money. More importantly, you don’t have to worry about finding and coordinating several contractors as we can handle the entire process from arranging the complete inspection to communicating with property owners. We pride ourselves in making sure you get the best quality for your money.

Condition Reporting

A Condition Report is a clear, concise picture of the property. The report shows the condition, offers advice to legal advisers and highlights details of any urgent defects.

Our chartered surveyor is more than happy to provide you with a condition report for your property. Knowing your time is important we aim to give you a quality service that you can trust. All reports are electronically written on the site so that nothing is missed from your final report, photographic evidence of areas of concern are provided with detailed captions.

If urgent work needs to be done you will be contacted immediately, and a solution will be offered. We know your time and money are important and we want to make sure what you do use is well worth its merit.

Historic Surveys

It’s never been more important to keep our heritage buildings safe and stable. Buildings older than 1919 require you to have special training to work on them.

But first, you need to know what’s wrong and that’s where a historic survey comes in. Our chartered building surveyor specialises in heritage buildings and the character of them makes it some of their most interesting work. A heritage survey is different from a normal survey because a trained eye can spot potential problems where others will overlook.

We aim to provide a high-quality survey that will save you problems in the future and though historic surveys are normally conducted on buildings given special responsibilities, if you have a property that is dated older than 1919 but not listed, don’t hold back from having a historic survey. Finding problems early can save you money and time. We work in line with listed building legislation and we are determined to help with the guidance to the property owners of theses listed buildings.

Rent Review

In need of a rent review expert to give advice? We can provide you with that advice and much more.

Rent reviews and negotiations can be times of stress for any organisation. Making sure you have all the information you need to make your decision is critical when it comes to your time and money. You don’t want to waste either of them. You will want someone how can provide you with this information in a timely and effective time. What is needed is someone who understands your rights and the property market, so that you can get the best deal for your property or lease. We can go through this process with you and quide you through the rental negotiation.