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Surveyors Sheffield

If you are looking for an experienced surveyor in Sheffield, Cosey Homes should be your first port of call. As a professional practice of Chartered Surveyors and structural engineers, our team provides a full range of property and consultancy services.

We have more than 10 years’ industry experience and are accredited by the most respected industry bodies in the UK, including RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) and CABE (Chartered Association of Building Engineers). To discuss your surveying requirements with our expert team, please call our Sheffield Office on 0330 053 5823.

Chartered Surveyors Sheffield

Whether you are looking for a city apartment or a country house, a new build or period home anywhere in South Yorkshire, Cosey Homes would be delighted to be of service. We have a wealth of local housing market expertise to put at your disposal to help you make the right decision for your next home.

Since we operate independent of mortgage companies and estate agents, we are in a position to make impartial judgements on any residential property we survey. Using a tried and tested reporting structure that is easy to reference and understand, we deliver valuable factual information to help our clients make a considered decision about their property purchase.

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How to choose the best survey?

At Cosey Homes, we understand that you might be overwhelmed by the sheer choice of property surveys available in the marketplace, which is why professional guidance is absolutely key. Get in touch with us and we will be happy to talk you through all the options, outlining the pros and cons of each type of RICS home survey and helping you to make a confident choice that is right for the needs of your prospective property purchase.

How long does a property survey take?

Every property is different, which makes it impossible to give a definitive answer without any knowledge of the property in question. The type of building, its size and overall condition, as well as the depth of analysis you require, are all important factors. While the length of our site visit largely depends on all of the above, as a general rule of thumb we would allow around 3 hours for a Building Survey (Level 3), and less for a Level 2 or Level 1 survey.

Do you include a market valuation with every survey?

Many of our competitors will make an extra charge for a market valuation to be provided in addition to the property survey itself. Cosey Homes is different in that a free property valuation is included as standard in our RICS HomeBuyer Reports (Level 2), the most popular type of home survey we carry out. For RICS Condition Reports (Level 1) and RICS Building Surveys (Level 3), we would be happy to provide a market valuation at an additional cost.

Which survey is best for a period home?

We would always recommend that you choose a full RICS Building Survey (Level 3) if you are thinking of buying an older building (including Victorian and Edwardian homes), properties situated in a Conservation Area and designated Grade I, Grade II* and Grade II listed buildings. As a Level 3 Survey, this type of survey provides the right level of depth and detail to cover the unique features and requirements of a period character home.

Is there any point in commissioning a survey for a new-build?

Whether a property is brand new or more than 100 years old, an independent survey is always recommended before you buy. Consider it as an important due diligence process to protect your investment. When it comes to new or nearly new buildings, it is a sad fact that these homes are usually not sold in perfect condition. However, the only way you can ascertain if there are any problems with the construction or materials used in the build is to have an independent property survey done.

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

One of the main benefits of having a home survey carried out by an independent RICS surveyor is that it can help inform your decision making. If the survey findings have flagged up unexpected defects and urgent remedial work, you are completely within your rights to raise the issue with the seller. He may offer to put things right before contracts are exchanged, or you may be able to agree a discount to cover the cost of the repairs.