FAQs

See a list below of the most Frequently Asked Questions

No. A mortgage valuation is NOT a survey – it is usually carried out by a surveyor who has been appointed by the lender/mortgagee in order to confirm that the property represents reasonable security against the money they are lending. Find out more about our Building Surveys here 

A building survey is a bespoke inspection and report covering all aspects of the building being looked at to  provide a property owner, or soon to be property owner, with a full assessment of the current condition that includes technical advice on any defects and subsequent advise on the remedial actions required and their associated costs. Find out more about our Building Surveys here 

When you buy a house and need a mortgage, a lender will commission a mortgage valuation. The valuation advises the lender of the value of a property and of any characteristics of the property including significant defects which might affect its value as security for the proposed loan. They are not surveys, which have more detail, but are for the benefit of the lender, rather than you. Find out more about our Building Surveys here 

A party wall is a wall that sits on the land of more than one owner (to a greater extent than just foundations) and also encloses accommodation on either one, or both sides of the wall. Find out more about our Party Wall Services here

This will depend on the position of the extension, relative to the boundary with your own property, and also the proximity of any structures on the boundary, or neighbouring land. Find out more about our Party Wall Services here