McKelvie Lloyd has wide experience in dealing with residential property of almost all types and ages, from medieval buildings to brand new houses. Our understanding of different construction types and defects, coupled with extensive knowledge of the local area, enables us to provide comprehensive and pragmatic advice.
Historic buildings are widespread throughout our area and include most of the traditional types of construction found in England. We have built up a particular expertise in older buildings, which we enjoy inspecting and advising on, including those with walls of stone, brick, timber framing or earth and roofs of thatch, stone slate, metamorphic slate, clay tiles or shingles.
We offer a wide range of survey solutions to meet the needs of different clients and different properties. Our surveyors will always take the time to discuss and explain the appropriate options, allowing our clients to make informed and cost effective decisions.
Below are our most commonly offered residential services.
- Building Survey
A detailed inspection, usually undertaken on behalf of prospective purchasers, this type of survey provides comprehensive advice on the state of repair and the maintenance requirements of a building. This flexible form of survey can be applied to dwellings of all types. Broadly equivalent to the RICS Level 3 Home Survey. More detailed information on Building Surveys is available here.
- Home Buyer's Survey
Our own form of economical alternative to the building survey, developed from years of client feedback. Suitable for many of the residential properties built within the past 100 years or so, the McKelvie Lloyd Home Buyer's Survey involves a detailed inspection of the property and production of a succinct written report covering all elements of the property and highlighting any defects, repair and maintenance matters that require attention. Approximately equivalent to the RICS Level 2 Home Survey.
- Survey & Brief Report
A succinct report highlighting relevant defects and issues. Suitable for clients with reasonable experience of property, and for some investment properties. This service involves an inspection similar to that of a building survey but with the written report only containing findings the surveyor considers significant or otherwise relevant.
- Specific Defect Survey
This type of survey investigates and diagnoses specific building problems, and advises on remedial work required. This service usually involves initial discussion by telephone, a site visit, and production of correspondence confirming findings, diagnoses and recommendations.
- Reinstatement Cost Assessment
Often referred to as a reinstatement valuation, this service provides a rebuild cost for insurance purposes, of residential property. The process involves an inspection of the property in order to assess general condition, note unusual features and take measurements, followed by calculations to establish the reinstatement cost.
Please contact us for an informal, no obligation discussion about your particular requirements.