Property Investment can yield lucrative returns - but not always. A poorly constructed, badly maintained or damp-infested house may use more in costs than you can hope to achieve as a return. Another building may be difficult to improve or extend for a variety of structurally legal or compliance reasons. It's important to understand that, although property investment can be lucrative, it certainly isn't 'easy money'.
More and more often, we receive requests from clients to inspect a property before they buy it, especially if the initial survey highlights damp and moisture issues. We work closely with Richard Taylor of London Surveyors and Valuers Ltd and other chartered surveyors using our detailed surveys to assess any defects discovered. Often the client will ask us at the same time to carry out a refurbishment survey, so they have an idea of costs on energy saving, insulation and home improvement costs.