Purchasing a property, or planning to make major alterations to a building, can be exciting and daunting in equal measure. A building survey will help you find out more about the condition of the property in question, and highlight any building issues that may not otherwise be obvious. The findings will provide you with a greater insight into the building you are about to take on, so that proper action can be taken. A survey report can also act as a powerful bargaining tool to help negotiate the purchase price.
At Squarepoint Chartered Surveyors, we offer a full range of commercial building surveys to help with your property purchase and construction related requirements. These include:
- Acquisition Surveys
- Building Surveys
- Condition Surveys
- Disability Access Advice and Surveys
- Home Surveys
As a Chartered Building Surveyor, we can also arrange for a variety of specialist surveys to be carried out, and prepare expert reports concerning damp, drainage, structural problems, timber decay or asbestos.
RICS Condition Report
A Level One survey that shows the condition of the property, a RICS Condition Report will highlight urgent defects and is aimed at newer and conventional properties.
The RICS Building Surveyor will conduct an in-depth visual inspection of the property in question, and compile a report that is designed to present the surveyor’s findings clearly, using an easy-to-understand colour coded ‘traffic light’ condition rating system to illustrate any serious issues.
RICS Building Survey
Highly recommended for larger or older properties, or if you are planning to carry out major works, the RICS Building Survey is a comprehensive Level Three survey. The report will provide you with a detailed analysis of the condition of the property, including any advice on defects, repairs and maintenance recommendations.
A RICS Building Survey is suitable for most properties including those of unusual construction, in a dilapidated state, buildings that have had major alterations carried out, or where there are plans for major renovations or conversions. The commercial survey report will provide a detailed account of the property’s construction and its condition, including roof, chimney, ceiling, wall, floor, doors and windows.
Why choose us?
Squarepoint Chartered Surveyors is a family run firm based in North London. We cover the capital, including the areas around Enfield, Highgate, Chelsea and Notting Hill, as well as clients outside London.
The business is led by Scott Buchanan, an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor and RICS member with 20 years’ solid track record in the surveying and building industries. Scott and the team have an outstanding knowledge of the local area and a wealth of valuable community contacts to draw on.
At Squarepoint, we take great professional pride in bringing our attentive, customer focused approach to every client brief, giving expert advice on a wide range of property issues. As a RICS Building Surveyor, we can provide you with total peace of mind for any property related matter.
From the very first time I called Scott, he was very attentive to my requirements for a building survey. From the outset he noted down my areas of concern, updated me with progress prior to the survey and gave me a thorough debrief after the survey. The quality of his report was excellent, very easy to understand and, importantly, comprehensive.
I was extremely pleased with the excellent service provided by Scott Buchanan of Squarepoint Chartered Surveyors, and I hope to contact yourselves in due course with a view to getting further advice.
Working with Adam Graham at Squarepoint was a very smooth and easy process. He was always clear and thorough in our communication and provided very detailed advice. I would highly recommend Squarepoint!”
The team at Squarepoint were very helpful, knowledgeable and understanding when dealing with my loft conversion and party wall agreement.”
We have used Squarepoint Chartered Surveyors at several of our Parishes and have found them to be very efficient in the production of reports on a variety of issues such as building condition surveys and PPM, defect investigations and Party Wall matters.”
Young, trustworthy, professionally competent and committed to delivering on time and on budget.”
Fast and friendly service with an extremely thorough survey. The Surveyor’s phone call to explain the findings of the report, before the official survey was sent, was invaluable.
I used Squarepoint for a party wall agreement. From my initial conversation with Eve through to Adam completing the party wall award, the process was smooth, professional and timely given the challenges of COVID lockdown. Thank you for your great service.
Really helpful team at Squarepoint, on hand to help with any queries and take you through the whole process clearly and at a pace guided by you. Our party wall surveyor, Adam, was great at communicating and efficient throughout the whole process, could not ask for more.
I had been hunting for a simple job that required a surveyor’s expertise, but had been struggling to find trust throughout my enquiries, until I spoke to Adam.
The advice simply and honestly given by Adam on our first call was remarkable. His friendly but competent application and manner made it easy for me to hire him, and not only did he more than deliver on the required services, but his price was the most competitive I could find. Would highly recommend Eve and Adam at Squarepoint.”
I recently hired Adam to help with a party wall award required on both sides of my terraced house.
He was able to liaise with both parties to answer their initial questions/concerns, which led to them both appointing him as the agreed surveyor, which saved me time and money.
Adam prepared the final award comprehensively and quickly. I would thoroughly recommend him and his friendly Admin assistant Eve.