Items seen on surveys

indoor radiator

Take a look at our collection of images below showing some of the different items and issues we have found when carrying out Surveys across different properties. A Home Condition Survey is important when looking to purchase a new property as we can find and detect potentially costly issues before you make your decision, or to inform you on what will need to be fixed.


Ideal for a child to climb up and fall down the stairs.


A three year old flat with penetrating damp.


Has this artex ceiling got asbestos in it.


Brickwork above patio dropping. Hope the plastic is strong!


Flat roof dropped and water soaking wall.


Build up of washing powder in drain covering salt glazed pipe.


Time to get an electrician to check old wiring.8

No handrail on staircase.9

Porch coming away from house.10

Back gutter leaking into loft.


Render cracking off wall.


Slates coming off roof a complete re roof needed.


Downlighters do heat up in glass fibre.


Metal flue not connected to concrete flue potential to gas you!


Sign that the central heating is not working in the new extention.

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Client Testimonials

Based on 21 reviews
Gareth Taylor
Gareth Taylor
Really comprehensive survey and produced quickly, would highly recommend.
Linda Cain
Linda Cain
Very happy with the Home Buyers Report carried out by Alan. We received the 119 page report and photos later the same day. Alan is very professional and is happily available to answer any questions you may have. We have just exchanged contracts and looking forward to moving in soon. We highly recommend Alan and wouldn’t use anyone else!
Abi Browning
Abi Browning
Really professional and efficient. We chose to employ Alan for our building survey and we were impressed with the speed and quality of his report. The advice given was invaluable to support the final decision and our renovation plans. Thanks for all your help Alan!
Mihail Marian
Mihail Marian
Alan carried out a level 3 homebuyers survey on a house we had an offer accepted on. It was very easy to get hold of him and he responded quickly to our emails. The report was very detailed and came very quickly (the same day when the survey was done). As FTB we had a lot of questions and Alan was very helpful answering our questions and explaining the details. Highly recommend!
Chris Barker
Chris Barker
Alan gave a swift and highly detailed survey and I would highly recommend his services.He is approachable and has a great depth of knowledge.
chris dawson
chris dawson
We used Alan for a home buyers survey "twice" !!! as our first purchase fell through at the last minute, nothing was too much trouble, communication before and after and an explanation of the very comprehensive report was superb. Would thoroughly recommend using Alan
Alan Rance Surveyors carried a full Building Survey on our prospective purchase and we are very pleased with the depth of the report and the level of service provided. Alan is very experienced and personable, and communication is excellent. He was very happy to respond to our follow-up questions, which he did very quickly. Definitely 5 stars. Thanks very much Alan!
Charlotte Rogers
Charlotte Rogers
Really great and communicative surveyor, would definitely recommend Alan.
Alan is brilliant at his job, punctual, reliable and explained the report to me would highly recommend great value for money
Chloe Radford
Chloe Radford
Great service, very trustworthy. Would highly recommend