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Surveyors Nottingham

Cosey Homes are a professional practice of structural engineers and Chartered Surveyors in Nottingham and across the Midlands. Our expert team has worked with thousands of satisfied property clients, delivering high-level advice, impartial guidance and excellent customer service.

With over 10 years of industry experience and a team of highly motivated building professionals at our disposal, we are accredited by leading professional bodies, including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). For details about our services and to arrange for a property survey, please send us a message via our contact page, or call 0330 053 5823 to speak to us direct.

Chartered Surveyors Nottingham

If you are looking to buy a property in Nottingham or the surrounding area, Cosey Homes should be your first port of call. From Arnold to Beeston and as far away as Newark, Derby and Mansfield, we have a wealth of local property knowledge as well as the technical expertise to conduct residential property valuations, RICS Condition Report (Level 1), HomeBuyer Survey (Level 2) and full RICS Building Survey (Level 3).

Whether you are considering the purchase of a small city apartment or a large country house, a modern property or a period building, Cosey Homes can provide you with all the relevant information you need about the condition of the building you are about to invest in, and empower you to make an informed and intelligent decision on how to proceed with your purchase.

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Do I need a building survey (Level 3)?

An independent professional home survey can help you determine whether the property is as good as it looks or whether there are defects and repairs that need to be made before you can move in. Whether you choose a basic Condition Report, a mid-level HomeBuyer Report or an in-depth Building Survey, the findings often save buyers thousands of pounds in remedial work later down the line. What’s more, a ‘bad’ survey result gives you the opportunity to reassess your purchasing intention or renegotiate the price. Even if nothing untoward is found, it is good to have the peace of mind of knowing that all is well.

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

Sad but true, even a new-build home or one that is only a few years’ old may not be sold in perfect condition. That is why we would recommend a RICS Condition Report (Level 1) or RICS HomeBuyer Survey (Level 2) to ensure that there are no significant problems with the construction or materials used in the build. It is the case that many structural problems may not be apparent to the layman, which is why an independent professional survey is always the best course of action to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Can I use the survey to lower the asking price?

One of the main benefits of having a RICS HomeBuyer Report or RICS Building Survey carried out by Cosey Homes is that the finding can alert you to urgent remedial work that may need doing, as well as how much this is likely to cost you. Many buyers use this information as a valuable negotiating tool with the vendor to obtain a reduction on the agreed sale price, or alternatively ask the seller to complete the repairs before contracts are exchanged.

What survey do I need for a listed building?

If you are thinking of buying a property that has a designated Grade I, Grade II* or Grade II listing, getting an in-depth survey is absolutely essential for any prospective homeowner. We recommend that that the only appropriate survey for a listed building is the RICS Building Survey (Level 3). This Level 3 investigation will provide sufficient depth and detail to cover the unique architectural features and requirements of a historic character home, along with professional advice on how to maintain it.

What is the difference between a Building Survey (Level 3) and a HomeBuyer Survey (Level 2)?

If you are thinking of buying a property that has a designated Grade I, Grade II* or Grade II listing, getting an in-depth survey is absolutely essential for any prospective homeowner. We recommend that that the only appropriate survey for a listed building is the RICS Building Survey (Level 3). This Level 3 investigation will provide sufficient depth and detail to cover the unique architectural features and requirements of a historic character home, along with professional advice on how to maintain it.

When will I receive the survey report?

At Cosey Homes, we pride ourselves on delivering the best possible customer service, and we will work as swiftly as possible to deliver your report. Once our surveyor has inspected the property and compiled the survey report, it will be quality checked in-house. As a general rule, you should be receiving your report by email as a PDF document within 5 working days after the survey visit. Hard copies in the post may take an extra day or so.