Reasons for a survey!

As we get out our ladders to crawl up into a loft, we often hear vendors say: “I have never even looked up there!”

At this particular property, it was a good job we did!

During a recent inspection for RICS Homebuyers Report, at a property in Lancashire, our surveyor discovered this unsupported chimney breast hanging above a bedroom!

This is just a typical example to highlight the importance of the need for a survey prior to purchasing a property.

Our surveyors are trained to follow the trail of suspicion and uncover potential defects and hidden dangers such as this!

Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors specialise in undertaking survey inspections of all types of property, from our office bases in Blackburn, Preston, Clitheroe and Lancaster.


"I have read your report again and I appreciate the level of detail and the effort you have gone to in surveying the property - thank you. You’re looking at properties every day and you know what you’re looking for – so you’ve seen things that I would never have spotted. You have opened my eyes on numerous defects on this property and am seriously thinking about leaving the idea of buying. The report was money wells spent!"

Guido Staffa, GS Tiling Contractors Ltd.