Mortgage lenders appoint their own Surveyor to ensure that a property is in an appropriate condition for the sum borrowed. A mortgage valuation survey, or indeed a ‘Home-buyers Survey’, might identify one or more issues that require further investigation. If this is the case, you will require a ‘Defect Investigation Report’.

Hough & Co. will inspect the property, focusing solely on the issue identified. The reports are tailored to identify the cause of specific issues, such as structural movement or roof defects.

Hough & Co. will advise on any necessary repairs and provide recommendations including estimated costs if required. A full Schedule of Works and specification can also be prepared if requested. Building Pathology is what Chartered Building Surveyors find particularly rewarding. The cause of building defects may involve intrusive investigations such as trial holes, CCTV, and opening up concealed voids.

Defect Investigations Reports require a methodical approach in order to fully evaluate each case. We have significant experience with a broad spectrum of building defects and will be delighted to discuss any issues you may have.