Who we are
The surveying team at Paul Ennis & Company Limited have an enviable track record in offering clients a considered and reliable service. We are a Quality Assured 9001 practice, regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and committed to exceeding the expectations of our clients through going the extra mile and by exercising both diligence and prudence on their behalf.
In all instances we appraise, recommend and implement quality advice that tackles problems head on and identifies the most appropriate course of action early on. We enjoy our work and care passionately about delivering to time and on budget.
Our Building Pathology team is lead by the principle surveyor & engineer (Paul Ennis BSc(Hons), DipHI, MBEng., MRICS, MCIOB, MFPWS. MInstLM. – Chartered Surveyor) brings together some of the unique skills within the practice. We are recognised locally for our technical expertise and highly commercial and pragmatic approach to problem solving. Our senior surveyors have a highly-specialised knowledge of building construction, materials and components.
As each property and clients needs differ, fees charged are by agreement. If any of the above services are required, please contact the team for free advice and a cost estimate.
A Property is expensive whether a house, flat or business premises. You simply cannot afford to make mistakes. Your solicitor will guide you around the legal pitfalls but a number of practical matters should be investigated. It is sensible to find out all you can about the property you intend to buy or lease:
- Is it properly built?
- Does it need extensive repair?
- Are maintenance costs going to be high?
Do not forget that, even with a flat or office suite you may be responsible for a share of the cost of repairing the whole building.
The only way to find out about the structural condition is to have a building survey carried out by an expert. At worst, serious defects may be found and at best you will have the peace of mind of knowing that the building is sound. Many clients, armed with the full facts are able to negotiate for work to be done or the price to be reduced. Others are prevented from making a costly or ill advised purchase. The report can also be used to plan future maintenance.
Are both the Survey and the Mortgage Valuation necessary? Yes. It is important to appreciate that a valuation is not a building survey. The sole purpose of the valuation inspection is to ensure that the loan can be recovered by selling the property if necessary. The valuer is not required to carry out a building survey. Most mortgage valuers do not have experience or are not qualified in carrying out such surveys.
If there are specific non-standard requirements these can be included in the survey and report by specific agreement.
Solutions to specific structural problems and more detailed repair schedules are the more usual requests.
View a Special Requirements report