What Is A Property Survey?

A property survey is a full inspection of a property, identifying any structural issues that may be present and that may affect the worth of the property. This extensive report is a detailed picture of a property’s construction issues pinpointing the necessity of major works (such as roof damage or electrical rewiring) or more general observations (such as whether the windows are double glazed or whether there have been any internal walls removed). The report will also include any historical information on the property. This includes researching the history of the deed and ensuring that there are no discrepancies when it comes to land ownership. This kind of assessment gives you a 360-degree view of your property.

Do I Need A Property Survey?

A property survey is a detailed report on the condition of a property. If you are buying a home, commercial property or a variety of other buildings, you can have peace of mind with a professional valuation. With commercial property, there are extra considerations such as health and safety legislation, insurance premiums when it comes to construction and leasing agreements that you need to be aware of. The expertise of a Chartered Surveyor could save you money in expensive repairs later on, and potentially could allow you to renegotiate your house offer. In essence, property surveys can save you money.

Home Property Survey

When buying a home it is likely to be the largest, most important purchase you will ever make. You need to be confident that the property is structurally sound, and be aware of what repair work may be needed in the future. A chartered property surveyor will provide any prospective buyer with a detailed report with all the information that they need to make an informed decision.

London Property Survey

At Fresson and Tee, we have 90 years worth of experience in the London property market. Property in London can have its own unique requirements. The majority of properties in London do not have cavity walls and are built with more traditional materials such as lime mortar and lime plaster. Damp and rot are often associated with these kinds of constructions. There can often be issues related to timber and dampness, unwanted moisture in the structure of a building can either be the result of intrusion from outside or condensation from within the structure. A survey from a chartered property surveyor can reveal these problems. The more extensive the report the better for you in the long term.

What Types of Property Survey Are There?

Historic Building Survey


It would be highly advisable to implement a full independent survey to assess the general condition of a historic building. If you are purchasing a property that is over 40 years old or you are investing in a property that appears to be in a deteriorated condition, or where the basic structure has been converted or altered. The report will advise with regards to repairs, estimated timings, and potential costs, but also what may happen if the relevant repairs are not carried out.

Survey For Commercial Property


A commercial property survey will assess its structural integrity. It differs with regards the home property survey in that it will have a bias towards commercial considerations. It would be advisable to implement a survey before any major works are carried out. It is important to be aware that the legislation is far stricter when it comes to commercial property, and what impact that can have for future considerations.

Rent Survey


When entering into a long-term contract it is vital to be aware of the market now, and where its likely to be heading. Forewarned is forearmed when it comes to commercial considerations and leases. Choosing a surveyor with specific experience will ensure you receive the most thorough and accurate assessment.

Grade 2 Listed Building Survey


A Listed Building Survey is a specialist property survey for properties of historical or architectural importance. Being aware of the legislation that surrounds these buildings will give you peace of mind. A listed building survey will take the structure, the materials its made of, its history and development all into consideration. Elements such as windows, walls, and roofs.

Property Surveyors London

Fresson and Tee Property Surveyors


Based in London's Lincoln's Inn Fields, Fresson and Tee are a highly respected, independent, progressive and multi-disciplinary practice of chartered property surveyors and consultants. Established in 1929, we have almost 90 years of exceptional expertise to draw on.

We offer a full range of services to include architectural and building consultancy, commercial property, property management, and commercial estate agency. From providing expert, professional advice to successfully completing a project, we take enormous pride in building strong relationships with every client we work with, both large and small.

Talk to our Chartered Building Surveyors.

Stevan Kelsey

Stevan Kelsey

Director

Property Management

Colin Martin

Colin Martin

Director

Architecture and Building Consultancy

Neil Panton

Neil Panton

Director

Architecture and Building Consultancy

Robert Say

Robert Say

Director

Architecture and Building Consultancy

David Shapiro

David Shapiro

Director

Commercial Property

Susan Stokes

Susan Stokes

Reception/Secretary