EPCS AND SURVEYS

Everyone who builds, sells or rents out a property must provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) as a legal requirement.  But did you know that we can also provide Home Condition Surveys, Asbestos Reports, Fire Risk Assessments and Air Conditioning Reports? Our portfolio of conveyancing support services will give you or your clients a solid and reliable information base for quality decision making.

EPCs - Energy information when you need it

If you or your clients need an EPC but don’t have one, you could be fined. We can provide you with your EPC quickly and cost-effectively so you or your client can get on with marketing your property.

Home Condition Surveys - reducing risk all round

When it comes to advising your clients and fully satisfying your own duty of care, it’s important to know your options.  We all know that you can’t rely on the valuation alone to highlight all areas of concern, which is why the Council of Mortgage Lenders advise that all buyers should commission an independent survey on the condition of the property before buying.  Yet research from Which? has shown that only 18% of buyers obtain a survey. That’s a huge information gap and a big risk to your client.  Not convinced?  The same research found that:

  • Without a survey, 1 in 4 homebuyers end up paying over £2,500 in remedial works, and 1 in 10 homebuyers pay over £10,000
  • Buyers who commission a survey achieve an average £2,000 reduction in the asking price

Knowing the options available and informing your clients is the best way to discharge your duty of care professionally; you’ll know you’ve done your best for your client.

Our Home Condition Surveys are carried out by fully qualified and accredited surveyors and we provide a clear, jargon-free and concise report on risks and possibilities of unforeseen expenditure. 

Asbestos Management - don't be caught out

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 identified a wide range of people as duty holders in the management of asbestos for commercial (non-domestic) premises and in common areas of residential properties.  If your client is a building owner, developer, manager or contractor they will be a duty holder under these regulations.  Mortgage lenders and insurance companies increasingly require Asbestos Management Reports, or the more exacting Asbestos Refurbishment/Demolition Surveys in advance of demolition or rebuilding, and these surveys are becoming requirements in many lease agreements. Make sure your clients are not at risk of massive penalties – call us today to find out about our reliable and thorough Asbestos Management Surveys.

Every survey for every situation

We can also provide a range of other specialist surveys including Fire Risk Assessments and Air Conditioning Reports. These surveys are driven by legislation and with fire regulations your clients could be at risk of personal prosecution and imprisonment if non-compliant.  We can help you make sure your client is fully prepared and fully compliant.

For any of these surveys or for more information call us on 0800 318611