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We understand that buying a property is a big emotional and financial commitment, so ensuring that your purchase is backed by the very best advice and guidance from an experienced Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), is vital to making an informed choice.

Whatever your requirements, we can recommend a surveyor who will provide a full range of home surveys and inspections, and residential property valuations. The service that is right for you depends on your particular property and individual requirements. Because our surveyors are independent, they offer professional bespoke advice, tailored to your needs. Edkins & Holmes recommended Chartered Surveyors already work with many established Estate Agents in your area and several Lending Institutions, so you can instruct them to survey your property directly and independently.

You may be unclear about the type of survey you will need so to get things started, why not call us to arrange a no obligation consultation over the phone, so that we can advise you on the best route forward. We can discuss the type of property in question, its location, age, size and layout. We will then guide you through the process and recommend the level of inspection that we feel is appropriate to your needs. We can discuss the expected cost with you before you commission us to carry out an inspection.

Once the report is complete, it doesn’t just end there. You can expect ongoing support from us throughout the process and we will be on hand to answer your questions. 

In addition to surveys relating to purchasing properties we can carry out Probate and Divorce valuations and have extensive experience in working with insolvency practitioners.

In order to help you decide on which type of inspection you require please find a brief guide to the different services below:

Mortgage Valuation

Usually a Mortgage Lender will commission this type of valuation to determine if the property is suitable for mortgage purposes. It is not a survey.

RICS Home Buyer Report

This survey is recommended for many house purchases. It is cost effective and gives you, as the buyer, more information about the house you are buying. It will identify any problems and suggest action you should take before buying the property. It will also identify significant and urgent repairs that are needed and any specialist reports you should obtain before exchanging contracts. It will give you our opinion of value and reinstatement costs for insurance purposes.

Building Survey

This survey is suitable for older properties and is a more extensive report looking at the condition of the property. It will look at the walls, chimney, roofs, gutters, fall pipes, damp proof course, floor ventilation etc. Services are also examined and any action required is identified. External structures such a garages and outbuildings are also inspected.


Please contact us on 01422 310044 or email for more details.

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