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At Ashton Lee Surveyors, we undertake building surveys for customers in Essex & London.

Frequently asked questions

1. I am buying an old house, should I have it surveyed?
Yes. A survey is intended to be a detailed inspection of a property’s condition. The purpose of the survey is to make an accurate and detailed assessment of the property construction and its condition, identify any defects present and make recommendations as to appropriate repairs.
2. What survey should I have - a home condition survey, a Homebuyer Report or a building survey?
The best property survey for your situation depends on the age and condition of the property, as well as what you have planned for it. If you are worried about the condition of your prospective property, you should go for a home condition survey. A Homebuyer Report is recommended for properties that were built in the last 100 years. However, if you are buying a listed property, then it is probably best to go for a full building survey.
3. Is a mortgage valuation the same as a survey?
No. The purpose of a mortgage valuation is to check that the property is worth what you’re offering to pay for it, whereas a survey will provide you detailed information about the condition of your property.
4. Why should I choose your services?
Ashton Lee Surveyors are independent surveyors. We pride ourselves on expert knowledge and attention to detail. Our reports are easy to comprehend and equip you with all the necessary knowledge you may need to make an informed decision.
5. What information does an Energy Performance Certificate contain?
An EPC measures the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the property. These are expressed in a rating from “A” representing the most energy efficient property to “G” representing the least energy efficient property.
6. How and when should an EPC be supplied?
The EPC and recommendation report must be made available free of charge by a seller or a landlord to a prospective buyer or tenant before a sale or let is agreed.
7. How long does an EPC assessment take?
The assessment typically takes 60 minutes. We will visit your property within 3 working days of instruction. The report will be sent to you on the same day.
8. How long is an EPC valid for?
The certificate is valid for 12 months for residential sales and 10 years for rental properties.

For comprehensive building SURVEYS, contact us on
01268 517 359