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Specific Defect Report

A Specific Defect Report is a detailed inspection on a specific element of the property which can include both a commercial and residential element investigating and reporting in depth on specific elements of the properties.

What is a Specific Defect Report?

A Specific Defect Report is a detailed inspection on a specific element of the property. This type of survey is ideally suited for all types of properties including houses, maisonettes, offices, bungalows, shops, converted or purpose built flats, warehouses, leisure facilities and mixed use properties, which include both a commercial and residential element investigating and reporting in depth on specific elements of the properties.

The Specific Defect Report is a concise report concentrating on a specific aspect of the property that may be of concern to you e.g. dampness, subsidence, poor workmanship, cracking, structure of the roof or any other structural or actual defects.

Suitable Properties

The Specific Defect Report is suitable for many types of property of properties including:

  • houses
  • maisonettes
  • converted flats
  • purpose built flats
  • bungalows
  • offices
  • shops
  • factories and warehouses
  • mixed use properties
  • leisure facilities.

Please email us on enquiries@stonesurvey.com or call 0203 355 5045 to find out more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is provided within a specific defect report?

    A specific defect report is designed to focus on one area of the property that has a problem. For example damp or movement is often an issue that needs investigation further.

  • Is the inspection invasive?

    No. All of my inspections are non invasive.

  • What can I do with the report?

    When you have the report this contains the diagnoses and photographic evidence. You can forward this to the insurance provider to make a claim if appropriate.

  • What happens if a surveyor finds subsidence?

    Once instructed, a structural engineer will visit the property and carry out a visual inspection of the cracks and any other signs of subsidence flagged by the surveyor. The structural engineer will then produce a report with their expert advice on the cause of the problem and their recommended next steps.

  • Should I share my house survey with the seller?

    The surveyor must not discuss the report's actual or likely contents with the seller without the buyer's knowledge and consent. That doesn't mean that
    you shouldn't share – as you have done – specific parts of the survey with the seller as it shows that you have a valid reason to renegotiate the price of a
    property.

  • How do I renegotiate my house price after survey?

    If you want to renegotiate, you will need to contact the estate agent. Call your agent or visit the branch and explain the situation. Take the survey with you and highlight the areas that are causing you concern. The agent can then contact the seller and get back to you once they have decided what to do.

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