Building Survey – End of Terraced House – Bromley

a white terraced house and a grey semi detached house next to each other

 

Collier Stevens carried out a building survey on this property in Bromley for a prospective purchaser.

The property was a typical 1930s three-bedroom end of terrace house. It had off street parking to the front and a garden with a detached garage to the rear.  

The construction was traditional, with solid load bearing masonry walls, timber joist and boarded floors and an older replacement clayware interlocking tile roof.

We found that this house was in a neglected condition. The lining to the roof tiles was perished, which meant it could allow rainwater to enter, especially in severe weather conditions. The gutters and other rainwater goods were defective, causing some dampness at high level internally.

Poorly maintained properties should always ring alarm bells for potential buyers. If you are a homeowner, you should have a maintenance plan in place – small repairs matter

If you are buying a property, do not take it on face value. We always recommend a building survey to find any potential hidden problems, including damp. If you need a building survey for a property you are looking to buy in Bromley and the surrounding areas, please contact us for a quote.

Take a look at another case study on a recent building survey we have completed, here.

 

About the Surveyor
Steve Way - Collier Stevens

Steven-Way

Steven Way BSc MIHEEM MFPWS MRICS is the Practice Principal and is a Chartered Building Surveyor. With over 35 years as a practicing surveyor, Steve has a wealth of experience and expertise in both residential and commercial building surveying, party wall advice and disabled access auditing. He has also built his reputation as an expert witness.