Residential Homebuyer Report
IntroductionMove in to your new property with total Peace of Mind.
Has your homebuyers report flagged up some issues with the roof?
Even the most comprehensive homebuyers surveyors report can be a little too vague when purchasing a property. Although surveyors may get up into the loft space, their inspection of the exterior of the roof will normally be a look from the ground with binoculars. A vague description of a defect that may or may not exist will then be given that usually covers them if you find a real problem when you move in.
As you would expect, there's going to be a lot of areas of a roof that can't be seen during the standard mortgage company homebuyer inspection, and you will inherit those problems and it will end up costing you money when you should be thinking about a nice new kitchen.
With the greatest respect to these surveyors, their specialist knowledge in roofing may also be limited.
A professional roofing surveyor will detect any defects or potential problems straight away on any type of roof.
A Specialist Roof Report is a MustTo properly inspect a roof, getting up to roof level is essential. Most roofs look ok from the ground, but when you get up to gutter height things can look totally different.
Splits in lead flashings and valleys, loose ridge tiles, old and worn weak nails in slates can all lead to an expensive re-roof costing 5 figures. These cannot be seen through binoculars.
A small investment in a specialist roof report could give you the leverage you need to negotiate a better purchase price and save you a fortune. Our full roof inspection will be made up of high definition aerial photographs taken by a surveyor who only works with roofs, so an expert opinion can be given in confidence.
As well as getting up to roof level on ladders, specialist equipment also enables us to get high-resolution images of every part of the roof to create a full picture of the remaining lifespan. We have saved property buyers thousands of pounds on their purchase by giving them the accurate and in-depth knowledge they needed to ensure they were making a wise investment based on the facts.
The average re-roof on a 3-4 bedroom house will involve a full scaffold, waste disposal, new materials, and specialist labour and could be around £10,000 + VAT.
A specialist roof report on the same sized property would cost between £150 and £300 + VAT. If you can negotiate a £9000 reduction in the asking price, the cost of these reports easily pay for themselves.
Click here for an example of a report which cost £175 + VAT and saved this particular buyer £1200 + VAT on their purchase price, and gave them the confidence that they would not be looking at expensive re-roofing bills anytime soon.
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