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This survey is for any Listed or historic property


The charm and character of a Listed or historic building is undeniable. But unlocking its full potential while respecting its rich past requires expert guidance. Here at South East Surveyors, we go beyond standard surveys, providing comprehensive and tailored solutions to breathe new life into your cherished property.

Our bespoke Listed / Historic Building Survey is carried out to the same comprehensive level of inspection as the Building Survey. However, this report is tailored specifically to give additional advice on properties that require a higher level of attention to detail. This survey is suitable for any listed or historic property.

What is included in a Listed / Historic Building Survey?
• Extensive desktop study (including typical concerns such as planning history and flooding through specialist searches for broadband availability and air pollution levels).
• Full and thorough inspection of property and grounds, using specialist equipment as standard for every survey (including thermal imaging cameras, hygrometers, camera pole access for high areas, endoscopes etc. all in addition to industry standard equipment).
• Extensive annotated photographic survey and useful diagrams
• Advice on construction and any associated issues
• Specialist advice on character, use of materials and maintenance for historic buildings
• Advice on existing and likely potential defects
• Advice on health and safety risks
• Advice on repairs and improvements
• Advice on elements that will require more frequent or costly maintenance
• Detailed advice and general summary of legal matters to be investigated by your legal adviser including specific advice on compliance with Listed Building and Conservation Area consents.
• Observe services in everyday operation

Why choose us for your listed and historic building needs?
• Experience & Expertise: Our team boasts RICS-accredited surveyors with extensive experience in historic and Listed Buildings. We understand the unique challenges and considerations these structures present, ensuring your survey is handled with utmost sensitivity and expertise.
• In-depth understanding: We delve deeper than a surface-level assessment. Our surveys go beyond the bricks and mortar, uncovering hidden potential, historical significance, and any underlying issues that may affect your home.
• Conservation-focused approach: We are passionate about preserving the legacy of these invaluable structures. Our surveys are crafted to guide you towards sympathetic renovations and extensions that enhance the character of your building while adhering to strict conservation guidelines.
• Clear communication: We believe in open dialogue and keeping you informed every step of the way. You'll receive a detailed report outlining the building's condition, potential problems, and feasible solutions, presented in a way that's easy to understand.

This report will give you a comprehensive overview of the property, including all apparent and potential defects. The report will also greatly assist with solicitor enquiries and environmental concerns. The report can also help assist with potential renegotiations of the agreed purchase price, saving you money!

As with all of our surveys, we will also discuss with you any specific concerns or requirements you may have for the service to ensure these are included in your report.

We can also provide market valuations and/or BCIS Cost reinstatements for any survey we provide. Please advise if you wish to include these services in your quotation.

How much does a Listed / Historic Building Survey cost?
Due to the complex and individual nature of properties in our local area, we cannot provide a standard price sheet. We ask Clients to provide us with the following basic information and will always review each property individually and provide a bespoke quotation depending on the property features:
· Full property address
· Agreed purchase price
· Details of the estate agent the property is being advertised with
· Any specific requirements or concerns you may have regarding the property.

Do you provide cost estimates for remedial works?
All of our Surveys include both a summary of the main repair items and full details with the relevant report sections, however we do not provide cost estimates as a general rule. This is due to the rapidly changing nature of remedial works costs and the potential for variability depending on remedial options, further investigations etc.

Quotations for any necessary remedial works will need to be obtained from relevant contractors. We advise generally you try and obtain around 2-3 quotations for any necessary works which will help to iron out any discrepancies in the quoted prices and also provide a much firmer base for potential renegotiations with the vendor. Will be more than happy to help point you in the right direction for the right type of contractor/consultant where applicable and provide advice on the suitability of any quotations in accordance with our advice and report findings.

Do you recommend specific contractors for any necessary remedial works?
As a general rule we do not tend to recommend specific contractors for impartiality and our inability to verify the validity and quality of works carried out by third parties. We always advise obtaining around 2-3 quotations for any necessary works which will help to iron out any discrepancies in the quoted prices (and also provide a much firmer base for potential renegotiations with the vendor). Some works may require specialist contractors (i.e. works to building services) where the contractors quoting should be members of the relevant governing/trade bodies. We generally list these in the report but are always happy to help with finding the relevant trade bodies.

We are always more than happy to look through any quotations received to help advise on suitability in comparison with the findings of the report.

Invest in your heritage, invest in your future.

When it comes to your listed or historic building, don't settle for the ordinary. Choose South East Surveyors and experience the difference that comes from expertise, passion, and unwavering commitment to these beautiful buildings.

Contact us today for a free quotation and let's unlock the potential of your historic gem together.

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