We can call upon several English-speaking experts, including a local British, RICS-qualified surveyor and a British RIBA architect. Moreover, we often recommend a South-African surveyor to carry out the Etude Diagnostique (at the vendor’s expense) who is happy to explain the report’s findings and comment to intending buyers.
Between them, they can carry out three types of survey on your behalf:
- Full written survey - similar to that you might expect internationally and particularly in the UK. By its very nature, these tend to err significantly on the side of caution, and are more costly.
- Verbal Survey / Accompanied Visit – this is particularly appropriate and valuable where you have particular concerns, or you want to learn about a property’s structure, building techniques etc, and if you want to understand real issues and solutions. A verbal brief is two way, and allows for a more measured and practical debrief, and question and answer session.
- Additional verbal comment to accompany the Etude Diagnostique by the person who wrote the report, and in a style similar to the ‘Verbal Survey’ above.
Please enquire for further details.