Residential Building Survey
charming Lodge Cottage
in Tunbridge Wells
DMP on behalf of returning client have undertaken a detailed inspection residential building survey of a cemetery gate lodge property on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells.
Interesting, Tunbridge Wells cemetery opened in 1873 initially covered 20 acres now covers 26 acres and includes a Grade II Listed Chapel. To the North and South of the cemetery two gate lodges were constructed of sandstone walls incorporating stained glass windows.
Our client is purchasing the lodge to the Southern side which comprises of accommodation over two floors and retained many original period features although has been refurbished to a very high standard by the current owner.
DMP are now instructed to prepare and tender a schedule of works for periodic repairs and maintenance to the external fabric and proposed internal alterations in particular with respect to improved energy efficient heating and plumbing.
Five Reasons to Choose a DMP Building Survey
1. We notice things you wont
Our surveyors are trained to see things that you wouldn’t. Research shows that you would have spent 38 minutes in total at the property and visited it twice before deciding to buy. It is unlikely that you would go back until you own it. In contrast, our expert surveyors will spend several hours at a property looking at it objectively. Manage to go place you didn’t, such as the attic. Our tip – is to meet our surveyor at the property so we can discuss with you our findings.
2. We inspect with a clear impartial objective
When you’re busy planning your kitchen layout, our surveyor will be identifying cracks in the walls, damp, defective windows, drainage, wood rot and a variety of other defects. Our surveyors are not emotionally connected and will provide clear impartial advice.
3. Our team know what they are doing
Our trained surveyors are industry experts and maintain their career professional development to ensure we remain market leaders. We understand building pathology and causes of possible problems. Importantly we are able to prepare essential reports to advise of future building maintenance costs.
4. You will save money
A proper building survey will save you money. By identifying the building faults will enable you to make an informed decision on renegotiating the purchase price. It is a home buyers nightmare uncovering building faults and then having to pay out expensive remedial costs to make their home habitable.
5. Help guide your important decision
When purchasing a new property you have to make a lot of decisions. By speaking to our surveyor before hand and explaining what your future plans are, i.e. loft conversion, side extension, knocking down walls to make the space open plan or developing external outbuildings. Our experienced surveyor, who may be familiar with the local area, can advise on how practical your proposed plans are. This will assist with your very important decision.
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Its worth mentioning that DMP has grown on the basis of repeat business. Importantly, in 2022, 53% of our business was from word of mouth or repeat business . We believe in establishing strong relationships with our clients which develop into partnerships for the future.
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