Welcome to Andrews Eades Chartered Surveyors

Welcome to
Andrews Eades Chartered Surveyors

Building Pathology & Defect Inspections

Uncover hidden issues at your property or future investment with our Building Pathology services, offering thorough inspections and solutions to highlight and address structural defects and deterioration.

Building Pathology & Defect Inspections2023-10-18T13:43:35+01:00

Surveying Services

Building Pathology & Defect Inspections

Why choose Andrews Eades for Building Pathology & Defect Inspections?

Building pathology is the study and understanding of buildings, and in particular building defects and their associated remedial works. Building defects can occur due to a wide range of issues relating to poor design, material choice, specification, workmanship, a lack of maintenance, improper use, or environmental factors. Defects can be classed as patent, which means they can be discovered through reasonable inspection, or latent, which means they cannot be reasonably inspected (such as issues with foundations).

A surveyor undertaking building pathology and defect inspections must be knowledgeable in building form and materials and have a good understanding of how various factors affect them.

In the first instance our experienced and knowledgeable team would undertake a site visit to diagnose the defect and then provide a subsequent letter report to summarise our findings and advice on appropriate remedies. If required, we can also assist clients by arranging for remedial works to be undertaken on their behalf.

  • Expert knowledge of building form and materials.
  • Highly experienced in diagnosis of building defects and their contributing factors.
  • Bespoke detailed letter reports to summarise our findings.
  • Arranging remedial works on behalf of clients if required.

Precision in Property Assessment

Experience meticulous surveying that leaves no stone unturned. Enquire today for in-depth insights into your property’s condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve picked out some answers to the most popular questions we get asked by clients and potential customers about our Surveying Services.

To read our full list of frequently asked questions, please click here.

I am concerned that my neighbour has started building work close to my property. What should I do?2023-08-24T11:04:03+01:00

If you have not been served with a party wall notice by your neighbour then it may be that the proposed works are not notifiable under the Act, however there are occurrences where the works are notifiable but the neighbour has not served prior notice. In either case we would recommend giving us a call for further advice as the action required will vary depending on the circumstances. In the immediate term however you could ask your neighbour to cease works until confirmation has been provided by a party wall professional, and take photographs of your property to record its condition.

Do I need a survey when buying a property?2023-08-24T11:03:00+01:00

For most people a house is the most expensive purchase they will ever make in their lives, and whilst there is no requirement to have a survey when purchasing a property, we would always recommend that a survey is undertaken. Houses are complex structures with many hidden elements, and it is only through a great deal of experience and knowledge that one of our RICS accredited chartered surveyors can provide a comprehensive report on its construction and condition.

A survey will serve a variety of purposes when purchasing a property, from making a purchaser aware of any defects and issues within the building, to helping negotiate a reduction in purchase price due to unforeseen issues, to walking away from the purchase altogether when the property has some serious issues.

What will the survey tell me?2023-08-24T11:05:32+01:00

We endeavour to provide a clear concise survey to provide advice from which to negotiate further on price if necessary. We look for defects and advise on the cause, effect and remedy.

How will you value my property?2023-08-24T11:03:31+01:00

All of our property valuations are formed using expert local knowledge of the housing market in combination with comparable evidence of other properties which have recently been sold in the area. Each valuation will also take into account the specific features of the property, with better amenities and setting often resulting in a higher valuation. Every valuation will be completed by a surveyor who is certified as a RICS registered valuer.

More Surveying Services

Learn more about our surveying services below.

Boundary Disputes & Expert Witness Services

Our experts resolve boundary conflicts and provide authoritative testimony when needed, ensuring clarity and resolution for your property matters.

Building Surveys

Get a comprehensive overview of a property’s condition with our Building Surveys, empowering you with insights for informed decisions.

Commercial Surveys

Tailored to your businesses and specific requirements, our Commercial Surveys provide valuable insights into property condition, suitability for commercial use and adherence to regulatory requirements.

Homebuyers Reports (HBR)

Make informed home purchases with our Homebuyers Reports, identifying potential issues and necessary repairs before you buy.

Insurance Reinstatement Valuations

Ensure proper coverage with our Insurance Reinstatement Valuations, determining the accurate cost of rebuilding in case of damage or loss.

Market Valuations

Our Market Valuations provide up-to-date property assessments, essential for buyers, sellers, and investors seeking property valuation accuracy.

Party Wall Services

Navigate party wall matters smoothly with our Party Wall Services, complying with legal requirements while safeguarding your interests.

Schedules of Condition

Protect your property interests with Schedules of Condition, documenting existing property conditions to avoid disputes during lease agreements.

Schedules of Dilapidations

Ensure compliance with lease obligations through our Schedules of Dilapidations, outlining necessary repairs and maintenance for tenants and landlords.

Snagging Reports

Prioritise quality with our Snagging Reports, identifying and rectifying construction defects and issues in newly-built properties.

Structural Elements Surveys

Gain insight into the structural integrity of your property with our Structural Elements Surveys, focusing on critical building components for safety and durability.

Case Studies

Please browse our case studies section for some examples of previous projects undertaken by the team at Andrews Eades Chartered Surveyors.

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