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James Ross & Co Ltd, Chartered Building Surveyor

Full building surveys and RICS Homebuyer Reports in London & Oxfordshire

Working extensively in London and Oxfordshire, experienced chartered building surveyor Stephen Howes (BSc MRICS) provides full building surveys as well as Homebuyer Reports for property owners and purchasers.

All reports are jargon-free, comprehensive yet readable, and include a full photographic record of defects discovered during the building survey, as well as a detailed summary of relevant findings.

You are welcome to discuss any issues related to your survey with Stephen, both pre- and post-inspection.

Stephen does not sub-contract surveys to less qualified or inexperienced staff, but will carry out your survey personally. With over 30 years’ experience working with properties in London and throughout the South East, and 20 years’ experience supervising the repair of period buildings, he has an extensive knowledge of the theory of building construction and is well qualified to diagnose property defects.

Contact Stephen to talk about your property and for a no obligation quote for a house survey or a RICS Homebuyer Report. 

Our Do's

  • We allow sufficient time to carry out the building survey or RICS Homebuyer report without rushing, and in a professional manner.
  • With 30 years experience, Stephen will personally carry out the survey of the property himself.
  • We do carry out just one survey a day, which allows enough time for a comprehensive inspection of the property.
  • We do use clear and easily understood language which analyses a property's defects, explains what may have caused them and possible remedies to put them right.
  • We do aim to get the report to you within 3 working days of the inspection.

Our Don'ts

  • We do NOT employ young, barely qualified surveyors with little experience.
  • Many companies won't tell you the name of the surveyor who will be doing your survey - you'll just have the name of the firm. We don't think that's right; Stephen Howes' reputation and experience are fully disclosed.
  • We don't put company profits before customer service. Our reports are substantial and genuinely helpful. 
  • We do not use phrases such as ‘The chimney stack brickwork is in good condition but you should obtain a builders estimate for possible repairs not yet fully apparent.’
  • We do not take 5/7 days to produce the report.
Which Survey Do You Need?
RICS Homebuyer Report

RICS Homebuyer Report

Homebuyer Reports are for more modern properties that just need an ‘MOT’ rather than something as extensive as a building survey report

See Example ReportMore Details

Building Survey Report

Building Survey Report

A full building survey is a very detailed document, more appropriate for properties that are older, in poor condition or of high value.

See Example ReportMore Details

Get In Touch

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Email us at info@jamesrossandcoltd.co.uk

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