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Guidance Notes

GUIDANCE NOTE 1

Why pre-purchase surveys are important

MAY 2020

Guide to pre-purchase surveys

GUIDANCE NOTE 2

Levels of surveys

MAY 2020

Guide to levels of surveys

GUIDANCE NOTE 3

Top 3 defects

to look out for

JUNE 2020

Guide to top 3 defects

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Find out more about your home or a home you're buying with uSource – a place where you can source a range of information relating to your home.

Check whether your property is at risk of flooding

Check the energy efficient rating of your property

Check if your property is listed, or if there are any nearby areas of historic interest

Check if your property is at risk of Radon

Use Google Maps to find out more about the location of your property and surrounding areas

Find out local crime information

Local Authority Websites

 

You can also check the property’s local authority website for more information about conservation areas, Tree Protection Orders (TPOs) and planning applications.

 

Conservation Areas

 

Conservation Areas are areas of special or historic interest and are usually subject to preservation regulations.

Tree Protection Orders (TPO)

 

A TPO is legislation which prevents the felling or disfiguration of a tree. TPOs are designed to protect specific trees from extinction.

Planning

 

Local planning information can offer an insight into developments in your local area which may impact your property. If you wish to make changes to your property, you will find relevant polices on your local authority website for guidance.

 

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Property Advice Service

Property Advice Service | McCluskey Surveyors

The Property Advice Service (PAS) has been created with you in mind. We recognise that some surveying services can be costly – this is where PAS can help. PAS allows you to share a description and photographs of a defect. A surveyor will then review the information remotely and offer advice on an appropriate course of action.

Property Advice Service | McCluskey Surveyors

Interested in PAS?

This is what you need to do

STEP 1

Download the form

Download the PAS diagnostics form and complete as much of the information as you can.

Take some photographs of the defect (we recommend a minimum of three, but you can send as many as you feel appropriate)

Where the defect is internal, please take photos of the corresponding area externally and vice versa.

Email us with the form and photographs to enquiries@mccluskeysurveyors.co.uk

STEP 2

We'll review your information

A RICS surveyor will review the information provided

We will undertake some online research to understand a bit more about the property

We may contact you if we have any questions .

STEP 3

We'll contact you with our findings

3. A RICS surveyor will contact you with their findings

We will provide a letter with our opinion as to the cause/issue. This letter will include our recommendations for repair or referral for further investigations, with estimated costs.

Use our diagnostics form to tell us about your issue

We can refer you to trusted professionals or contact them on your behalf. This includes structural engineers, damp specialists, and a range of contractors including, builders electricians and plumbers.

 

Costs

Our property advice service is provided at a fixed rate as follows:

One defect

£75

Two defects

£125

Three defects

£150

(NB. No VAT is payable)

 

If your property has more than three defects please contact us for a quote. A limited survey may be more cost effective and provide greater peace of mind. If you later instruct us to undertake an inspection of your property, we will deduct any fees already paid.

This service aims to offer an overview into property defects and may not always be able to provide a conclusive outcome. Individuals should be reminded that advice can only be provided based on the information available, and as such, comments should not be relied upon in the absence of a physical survey. A physical inspection by a Chartered Surveyor would provide a more accurate diagnosis.

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McCluskey Chartered Surveyors 2020

 

McCluskey Surveyors Ltd

Company Number:  12512261

Registered Office: 11 Manor Road, Paignton TQ3 2JB

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McCluskey Chartered Surveyors 2020

 

McCluskey Surveyors Ltd

Company Number:  12512261

Registered Office: 11 Manor Road, Paignton TQ3 2JB

Regulated by RICS

McCluskey Chartered Surveyors 2020

 

McCluskey Surveyors Ltd

Company Number:  12512261

Registered Office: 11 Manor Road, Paignton TQ3 2JB

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Regulated by RICS

McCluskey Chartered Surveyors 2020

Regulated by RICS

McCluskey Chartered Surveyors 2020

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