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Hi All, I could really use your input on this situation. I'm in the process of buying a semi-detached house that was built in the 1920-ish. The first floor landing slopes to one side (very noticeable was you stand on it) that makes me quite concerned. The vendors have said they've had a RSJ beam installed in place of a wall that was removed on the ground floor, below the first floor landing and have said that the slope is not an issue. We have a Level 3 building survey being carried out on the property in a few weeks but the surveyor says they won't be lifting carpet/floor boards etc. and that they will recommend other contractors to do an intrusive survey if they deem necessary. What steps should I take in order to make sure I have a definitive answers as to what why the first floor may be tilted and how to get it fixed? I have always assumed having a Level 3 survey is the best next step but as it's none-intrusive, is there a better option? Obviously none of these things are cheap and I understand that I'd need to pay to get these answers but I don't want to have to pay people just to be told to speaker to (and pay) someone else. Thanks for any input or experience with this you may have. Philip.
Hi All, What guidance do hubbers have on pre purchase surveys for a conversion mill leasehold flat? I've not purchased leasehold before. The 1 bed flat is a ground floor unit converted around 15 years ago in a Grade II listed building. Presumably a structural survey would be limited to the unit, rather than the building? What should I expect from the seller's solicitor / management agent? Thank you for any advice
Hi, I am a qualified Surveyor with over 20 years of experience and after setting up my own Chartered Surveying practice i have decided to embark upon a new journey into property investment. My main objective is to build a investment portfolio that will support me in later life, and which i can pass on to my children when my time is up. Giving them the freedom to choose how they live their lives. My plan is to do this by starting off with BRR & flips, as i currently have limited funds but 20 year of construction knowledge, with the intention of reinvesting the profits in order to acquire a wide variety of investments (to give stability). I would welcome any advice and/or the opportunity to interact with anyone and am happy to try to help with any surveying or construction related questions. Kind regards Westley
Hello all, I've joined this page in the hope of gaining some advice from those who have been in the property industry for many years. I recently graduated back in 2015 with a degree in Psychology and Criminology. Although I enjoyed my degree, I have always had a passion for property, and it has been a field that I've wanted to get stuck into since my last year of university. I'm recently living in between Leeds and York and working as an Estate Agent which I am loving. However after doing some work experience with a surveyor, I have developed a passion for surveying. I understand that in order to convert my degree into a masters in surveying will be extremely expensive. However I feel that this shouldn't be something that holds me back on getting into the industry and wish to know if anyone has any advice or any contacts in the Leeds/York area which would be worth speaking to about the different pathways and support I could get. Thank you for your time.