Timeline

01

Get an instant quote and buy online

02

We arrange to visit the property

03

Surveyor calls to explain the process

04

Surveyor conducts your survey

05

Your SmartrSurvey report lands in your inbox

06

Surveyor calls again to check you’re happy

What will the surveyor check?

If applicable and accessible, a surveyor will check the construction and condition:

Externally

  • Pitched and flat roof coverings, including ridge and hip tiles, valley and parapet gutters, upstands and flashings. A ladder will be used to inspect roofs not more than 3 metres above ground level. 
  • Chimney stacks, including pots, masonry and flashings
  • Rainwater goods, including gutters, downpipes and brackets.
  • Main walls, including thickness, masonry, pointing, damp proof course, sub-floor ventilation, evidence of wall tie failure or structural movement
  • External joinery, including fascias, soffits and bargeboards.
  • Windows and doors, including frames and glazing units. A sample will be opened to check their operation.
  • Conservatories and porches, to check the general condition of roofs, glazing, doors, evidence of possible breach of building regulations.
  • Garages and other permanent outbuildings, to check the general condition of roofs, walls, windows and doors. 
  • Grounds and boundaries, to check the general condition of driveways, patios, steps, walls and fences, water features, evidence of Japanese Knotweed, proximity of trees.

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