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Dudley Surveyors

Cosey Homes is a professional practice of skilled chartered surveyors and structural engineers providing a wide variety of property services and consultancy. We are a leading surveyor in Dudley and across the Midlands, having been in business for over 18 years and serving thousands of happy clients. With an excellent reputation for impartial expert advice, high quality reporting and great customer service, you can count on us to provide a dedicated and professional approach for all your property surveying needs. Contact us today by calling 0330 053 5823.

Surveyors Dudley

Are you looking for a chartered surveyor in Dudley? If you are considering buying a property in the Dudley area, it is essential that you take all the necessary precautions to protect your investment. Buying a home is one of the most expensive purchases that you can make, so it pays to make sure you understand the condition and structural integrity of the property before you exchange contracts.

We specialise in providing everything from RICS Homebuyers Reports (Level 2) and Building Survey (Level 3) to residential and commercial valuations. We have worked with every kind of property including flats and maisonettes, houses and commercial premises.

Whether you are concerned about specific aspects of the building you are looking to purchase, or you just want a clear picture of the condition of the property, our professional team will provide all the facts required to help you make an informed purchasing decision. Remember that many expensive structural issues may be hidden to the naked eye and it takes specialist analysis to make a real judgement on the state of repair.

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What can we help with?

Can I use the survey findings to renegotiate the purchase price?

Yes, you can, although the seller is not obliged to accommodate your request for a discount. Many buyers use ‘bad’ survey findings along with cost estimates for their urgent repair to negotiate an amount off the asking price, while others ask the seller to carry out remedial action before contracts are exchanged. You are certainly within your rights to renegotiate the price if serious defects have unexpectedly come to light, but you should also be prepared to walk away from the sale if repair costs are too high and your seller is unwilling to lower the price.

Do I have to have a survey on a new-build house?

While it would be lovely to think that a brand new property will be in perfect condition when you buy it, this is not always the case. In fact, it is fairly common for new homes to have defects. A professional snagging list will be able to capture smaller jobs, but we would recommend carrying out a Condition Report (Level 1) for peace of mind that there are not significant problems with the building materials or construction. NHBC-type warranties notwithstanding, many structural issues are not immediately apparent, and it takes a professional surveyor’s eye to point them out.

Which survey should I get for a listed building?

If you are buying a period home or a listed building, we would always urge you to go for a Building Survey (Level 3). Old buildings may have been around for a long time but that is not to say that they can’t suffer from serious defects. Timber decay, roof issues, damp and subsidence are just some of the problems that a thorough investigation can discover. What’s more, many old buildings use construction methods and materials that require specialist attention to repair and maintain them. An in-depth Building Survey (Level 3) is the only way to ensure that you won’t be faced with nasty surprises after you move in.

How long does it take to get the survey report?

At Cosey Homes, we understand that you will be anxiously waiting for our professional feedback on the property you are about to buy. Working as quickly as we can, we aim to deliver all survey and valuation reports within 5 working days from the date of the site visit. Once the finished report has been quality checked internally, you will receive it by email as a PDF document. An additional hard copy can be sent by post for a small extra fee.

Is Cosey Homes affiliated to any other company?

No, we are entirely independent from estate agents and mortgage providers. That way, we can dedicate our efforts to your particular requirements, carrying out an unbiased and independent professional assessment of the property in question on your behalf and for your benefit. Thanks to our expertise and experience to compile valuable information into easy-to-understand reports, we can help you to get a clear view of the asset you are about to invest in, enabling you to make an intelligent decision on how to proceed with your purchase with complete peace of mind.