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 RICS Chartered surveyors expert witness CPR 35 report on a collapsed wall at Leicester for county court

Our RICS surveyors have to establish ownership of this collapsed retaining wall at Leicester. Both properties abutting the wall blamed the other for its substantial and expensive collapse. As the wall remains unrepaired and unstable it is likely that the property on the lower side of the wall is not mortgabable knocking many thousands of pounds off its value.


Leicester RICS building surveyors independent CPR Part 35 report for court on poor workmanship to a roof by rogue traders.

This roof was recovered at a cost of  £12,000. The work was probably largely unnecessary. Most of the work will have to be redone.


Leicester surveyors report on a defective roof by cowboy builders.

Leicester surveyors report on a roofLeicester roof reportsurveyors report for courtCPR 35 surveyors report

Our surveyors check over an entirely unnecessary recovering of a roof that was badly done at a cost of £4000.00 and didn't solve the leak. Half of the roof covering then had to be completely replaced again.


Surveyors Defects Report for Leicester County Court Proceedings

Here's what £700.00 of bathroom tiling looks like. One of the worst jobs that our Leicster RICS Chartered Surveyors had ever seen! There was nothing good that could be said about it.

All will have to be scrapped.



Independent Homebuyers Report by RICS Chartered Surveyors on a 1934 Semi detached house.

Our independent RICS surveyors noted damp marks, a sloping floor,  inefficient old boiler, an unsatisaftory roof structure and condensation mould.


Homebuyers Survey Report on a 1950's Flat by RICS Surveyors

Our Leicester Surveyors noted a leaking car park roof, penetrating damp, an eroded wall damaged by a tree. Our surveyors had particular concerns about the high cost of having to repair the wall and leaking car park roof.


RICS Property surveyors report on a Leicestershire 1981 semi detached house

As the house was of timber framed construction our surveyors thus took particular care to look for evidecne of dampness that might decat the timber frame. Ponding of a flat roof suggested further investigation was requied as the deck might not be properly constructed.

Independent Leicester surveyors report on a 1933 terrace house 

There was evidence of  beetle infestations, dampness, rusting steel and lack of parking arrangements. Further investigation before exchange of contracts was suggested for all of these matters due to the high cost of remedial works. Our surveyors were particuarly concerned by humping of a concrete floor as mortgage surveyors might make the property unsuitable for lending purposes.


RICS building surveyors homebuyers survey and report on a 1950 Leicester terrace 


This property was of concrete panel construction. At a later date the substandard panels had been removed and replacd with brick. The property had a leaning chimney, cold concrete floor and missing stair rails


RICS Leicester surveyors homebuyers report on a 1950 bungalow

The roof of the property was covered with moss which had blocked the gutters casuing water damage. The roof conversion had limitd insulation and ground floor skirting boards were rotten.


 Independent property survey of a 1930's Leicester semi detached house

This property suffered from damp floors, an uninvited guest, fractued concrete flat roof and potentially hazardous stair rails


 Homebuyers Survey of a Leicester 1910 Semi detached house by our independent property surveyors

Our Leicester Surveyors fround structural movement, a long standing leak, frost eroded bricks and an insecure ceiling whilst carrying out an RICS Homebuyers Survey of this 1910 semi detached house


Homebuyers Survey of a 1980 Leicester Terrace by our Chartered Surveyors

Chartered Surveyors Report 1980 Terrace

 Our Leicester RICS Surveyors found a collapsed wall roof void wet rot, single glazed cold  windows and a substandard roof structure


Homebuyers Survey of a 1902 Terrace by our Leicester Surveyors

Chartered Surveyors Homebuyers Report 1901 Terrace

Our Leicestershire RICS surveyors found problems with escape from this property, insecure rof felt, a unstable wall and problems with rights of way and an unusual easement.


RICS Surveyors Photographs from the building survey of a Leicester 1940 Terrace

Our Leicester surveyors found blocked under floor vents, poor insualtion, poor fire escape arrangements and substandard electrics durring the Homebuyers Survey of a 1940 Terrace House


Homebuyers Report Photographs from a 1900 terrace property survey by our RICS Chartered Surveyors in Leicester

Independent Surveyors Report 1900 Terrace

Our Leicester surveyors found woodworm, a corroding water tank, frost damaged chimney and ancient electrics whilst undertaking an RICS Homebuyers Survey on a Leicester terrace


Photographs from a surveyors homebuyers report on a 1960's Leicester Dormer Bungalow

RICS Building Surveyors Report 1960 Dormer Bungalow

Survey of a 1960's dormer bungalow near to Leicester. Defects found included frost damged bricks, ponding on a garage roof, uninsulated    roof voids and a dangerous loft hatch.


Photographs from a House Survey of a 1930's Terrace House

Independent Surveyors Report 1930 Terrace

Homebuyers Survey of a 1930's terrace near Leicester. Our surveyors found missing window lintels, incorrectly aligned gutters, chimney salts and exposed metal on electrical fittings


Independent survey of a 1978 detached bungalow

Property Surveyors Report 1978 Bungalow


Residential property survey near Leicester. Our surveyors found roots in a drain, a distorted garage, leaning retaining wall and missing electrical earthing.


Homebuyers Survey of 1965 Bungalow

RICS Homebuyers Survey Report 1965 Bungalow

Building survey near Leicester. Our Leicester surveyors found an old and inefficjent boiler, unsupported chimney breast, mising lintels, old electical fitings and an invasion of ants.


Homebuyers Survey of a 1950's semi detached house near Leicester.

Surveyors Report 1950 Semi

Our building surveyors found severe damp problems, rotten decking, and strange objects in the garden.


Homebuyers Survey of a Leicester 1930's Terrace House by or Independent Chartered Surveyors

Homebuyers Report 1932 Terrace

Our Surveyors found leaking rainwater goods, damp walls, solid walls and a bowed roof during the Homebuyers Survey of this 1930's  terrace.



We can provide a rapid response in the Leicester areas at low cost. Homebuers Report and Building Survey prices are fixed so that you know exactly where you are.


If you are you buying a property in Leicester  then a pre-purchase Building or Structural Survey may help avoid future expenses.

Our RICS surveyors have a wealth of experience in surveying and valuing residential property in Leicester offering an efficient and competitive service.

An RICS Structural or Building Survey will tell you about the condition of the property including the state of the chimneys, roofs, rainwater goods, roof edges, walls, floors, ceilings, partitions, windows and doors. We can tell you whether there is any structural movement or settlement, wet rot, dry rot, woodworm or damp problems. We give you an overview of the services such as the electrical installations, boiler, central heating, hot and cold water.


RICS Building Surveys in Leicester: Click for sample report

RICS Building Surveys provides a more detailed picture of a property’s construction and can be carried out on practically all residential properties.

The report is bespoke and tailored to your requests.

It is most suitable when the building is less conventional. This could be because it is very old, it has been built using unusual construction methods, or it is dilapidated. Similarly, it can be very informative if a building has been extensively altered


RICS Homebuyer Reports in Leicester: Click for sample report

A standardized report produced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to highlight significant problems and matters requirng urgent investigation.

It is designed to flag up major defects and problems that need urgent or significant attention, because such issues will affect the property’s value.

It is the cost effective choice for the majority of property purchasers.

A valuation of the property and estimation of reinstatement cost for insurance purposes is included as standard in both our Building Survey  and Homebuyers Survey reports.

Due to the time taken to measure the property Building Surveys cost considerably more than the Homebuyers Report, however you should bear in mind that they are unlikely to find any serious defects to the property that the Homebuyers Survey and Report will not.

It is considered that the Homebuyers Survey and Report will be suitable for most clients.

All Building Survey and Homebuyers Reports are undertaken by Steve Butler RICS Chartered Surveyor personally ensuring that personalized service to all our clients.


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