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Peterborough Surveyors

Cosey Homes is a professional team of Chartered Surveyors in Peterborough. Our experienced structural engineers and surveyors have worked with thousands of satisfied clients in Eastern England, delivering impartial specialist advice, technical expertise, top-quality reporting, and consistently exceptional customer service for 18+ years. We are proud to be accredited by industry-leading organisations including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

For details about any of our property and consultancy services, or if you would like to book a property survey, please get in touch with our friendly team on 0330 053 5823 or send a short enquiry via our contact page.

Chartered Building Surveyors in Peterborough

If you are looking for a Chartered Surveyor in Peterborough or the surrounding area, Cosey Homes should be your go-to destination. Buying a property is one of the most important investment decisions you will ever make, so it’s essential to get it right. With Cosey Homes on your team, you can make sure you fully understand the structural condition and overall state of the building you are thinking of purchasing.

We are a leading building surveyor in Peterborough and also cover Bedford, Corby, Northampton, Kettering, Milton Keynes and the surrounding towns and villages. Our team has a wide range of diverse experiences in the property sector, and the knowledge and qualifications to carry out commercial property surveys and valuations as well as residential Building surveys (Level 3) and RICS homebuyer (Level 2) reports. From industrial warehouses and commercial premises to large homes and tower blocks, we are happy to assist in any environment.

Contact our expert team for a property survey, valuation or structural inspection to inform your decision-making and protect your investment.

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What’s the difference between a HomeBuyer Report (Level 2) and a Building Survey (Level 3)?

In a nutshell, a Building Survey provides a more in-depth investigation of a property’s condition than is possible with a mid-level Homebuyers Survey. While the latter is more appropriate for standard modern homes that are in a reasonable state of repair, the former can deal with more complex surveying needs. This includes large properties, older and historic buildings and unconventional types of construction. If you are not sure which survey to choose, please contact us for professional advice on the best choice of survey for your requirements.

Is it necessary to have a survey for a new-build?

Many buyers assume that a new or nearly new home doesn’t need a survey as there shouldn’t be any defects that aren’t covered by the 10-year NHBC warranty. In fact, even brand new homes can have unexpected issues, and the warranty only covers mistakes that the housebuilder accepts responsibility for. For your own peace of mind, we would always recommend that an independent property survey be carried out to protect your investment.

What’s the best survey for a listed building?

If you are considering the purchase of a Grade I, II* or II listed building, be prepared to encounter a variety of issues that are common in period properties such as damp and timber decay, roof defects or structural movement. A full RICS Building Survey (Level 3) is the only investigation that can do these historic buildings justice. With an experienced surveyor looking in detail into the structural condition of the property, you’ll have the best possible chance to get a good insight rather than discovering nasty surprises after you’ve moved in.

Do I really need a building survey?

Instructing a professional surveyor to inspect the building before you exchange contracts is a vital step in your due diligence to help you protect what may well be the biggest investment you will ever make. A professional survey is the most reliable way to ensure that any potential issues are flagged up, so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed. A RICS Building Survey (Level 3) is the most thorough investigation available and is particularly suitable for larger and older properties, non-standard buildings, those with a complex alterations history and fixer-uppers.

Can I use the survey to renegotiate the price?

The price agreed between seller and buyer is ‘subject to contract and survey’, which means that you are well within your rights to renegotiate the price if your survey findings are ‘bad’. Get cost estimates for essential repairs and maintenance to arrive at a figure and present your evidence-based facts to the seller. They, of course, are under no obligation to lower the price just as you are under no obligation to proceed with the purchase. Make sure you stay flexible in reaching a mutually agreeable solution, and be prepared to walk away if no compromise can be found.

Do Cosey Homes have any affiliations to other companies?

At Cosey Homes, we are an independent company and not affiliated to any estate agents, mortgage providers or any other third party. This means we are able to focus solely on the interests of our clients, offering a completely unbiased assessment of your property and your circumstances. In return, you can rest assured that our advice is in your best interests and that our clear, easy-to-understand reports are providing all the information you need to make an intelligent purchase decision.