A Building survey for an older property in need of work in Berkhamsted
“I wanted to drop you an email to thank you again for all your help and to let you know how happy we were with the survey you provided to us in relation to the purchase of our cottage. We are very happy living here, even amidst all the work that is being carried out on the house, it will all be worth it in the end! Donald provided us with some really practical and common sense advice which was different from our normal experience of very defensive surveys. The opportunity to meet with Donald at the property really helped us to understand the issues in context as opposed to having to absorb these through the written report only.
We are great advocates of full surveys such as these as they have been beneficial to us in the past. However, any previous advantage we gained was well and truly trumped on this occasion. Donald identified a number of different issues for us that, whilst we chose to go through with the purchase, allowed us to negotiate a substantial reduction in the purchase price to allow for remedial works. This reduction was almost TWENTY times the cost of the report so excellent value for money!
We hope it will be some time before we move again, but when the time comes we will most certainly be looking to you for a building survey. Also, we would have no hesitation in recommending you to any friends or family with similar requirements.”