J P Baldwin Associates are an independent, progressive firm of Chartered Building Surveyors, offering a professional but personal service, bespoke for the client’s requirements.
Our reports follow RICS Guidance Notes issued by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and provide sensible advice and recommendations in easily understood terms, enabling our clients to make informed decisions on whether or not to buy a property, or whether to re-negotiate on the price.
We offer a full range of services including:
- Building Surveys (Commercial and Residential)
- RICS Homebuyers Reports
- Party Wall Matters
- Boundary Disputes
- Condition Surveys
- Schedules of Condition
- Schedule of Dilapidations
- Construction Pathology
- Design Services
Building Survey or Homebuyers Report?
A Building Survey provides an investigation and assessment of the construction and condition of a building. The survey will generally include impartial advice on the structure, fabric, finishes, and grounds; the exposure and testing of services are not usually covered, unless specifically requested by the client.
The report will include reference to visible defects and guidance as appropriate, on maintenance and remedial measures.
Our Building Surveys are specific to our client’s property and can be tailored to their needs if there are any particular areas of concern that need to be addressed. Reports will include a summary of our findings with digital photographs to highlight and clarify areas within the main body of the report.
The RICS HomeBuyers Report is more expansive in its content than a Mortgage Valuation but more condensed in comparison to a Building Survey.
We suggest a HomeBuyers Report for properties of more recent and traditional construction, considered to be in a better state of repair and/or condition in comparison to an older or non-traditional property. The HomeBuyers Report is produced via an RICS pre-printed question and answer format and minor items of disrepair which do not materially affect the value, will not normally be reported.
If you are in any doubt about the type of service or survey that you need, we will be happy to discuss your situation and provide you with advice on the next step to take.
Whatever your requirements, J P Baldwin Associates Ltd offers a comprehensive, and professional service prior, during and after acquisition.
J P Baldwin Associates Ltd provides building surveys in Bristol and surrounding areas.