What type of survey do I need?
A Building SurveyA building survey (formerly known as a structural survey) is a comprehensive inspection and report upon the structure and fabric of the building and is suitable for all types of property. The report contains technical information on the construction and structure of the building and provides advice on its condition and need for repair.
Major Defects SurveyReporting and advice on building defects in both residential and commercial property including cracking and foundation movement, rising and penetrating damp and leaking roofs
A HomeBuyer ReportA less detailed standard format that provides a report on visible defects and easily accessible parts of a property. Assessing the overall condition and value of the property, without detailed and comprehensive inspection.
A Valuation reportValuation reports are needed for a number of reasons such as probate, inheritance tax, matrimonial, commercial or investment requirements.
Do I need planning permission?
When you need it and when you do not. For guidance visit https://www.gov.uk/planning-permission-england-wales
The Party Wall Act
The Department of Communities and Local Government publish a useful guide to the Act which we can provide or can be obtained from local authority offices via this link https://www.gov.uk/party-walls-building-works
Building regulations approval
When you need it, what works are covered by building regulations, penalties and problems etc… for an over-view visit https://www.gov.uk/building-regulations-approval
Local Planning Authority (LPA) contacts
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