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Mark David Estate Agents, Deddington, Banbury and Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Surveys / Commercial

Mark David Survey Department

Why have a Survey?

Buying a property is generally regarded as the largest single investment that most people make. Why risk making the biggest financial mistake of your life?

Properties are not only expensive to buy but can be expensive to repair. The best way to decide on such an important investment is to have a professional survey carried out. Indeed, many banks and building societies state within their terms and conditions that the mortgage valuation should not be solely relied upon and advise that you obtain an independent survey to suit you individual needs. A mortgage valuation is just that – a valuation and does not comment on condition and defects.

This is reinforced by many legal representatives who also advise clients to have an independent survey prior to a legal commitment to purchase.

To do without a survey may well prove to be a false economy as it could easily save you money if faults are revealed which enable you to re-negotiate a price reduction. Indeed, if the house is poor value for money or requires substantial repair and maintenance, it may prevent you from making a serious financial mistake.

A survey undertaken by a chartered surveyor gives a purchaser a professional opinion about the property in question. Once received (and prior to a legal commitment to purchase being made) its findings are considered and if defects found, costs/estimates and full reports are obtained - possibly resulting in re-negotiation of the purchase price to reflect the necessary works identified.

What type of report do I need? Market
Home Buyer Survey
& Valuation
Building Survey
Terms and conditions


Yes Yes
Written report for your reference Yes Yes Yes
Professionally qualified Surveyor or Valuer Yes Yes Yes
Brief inspection Yes    
Detailed inspection   Yes Yes
Detailed comment on construction   Yes Yes
General report on condition   Yes Yes
Easy to understand report style Yes Yes Yes
Analysis of the causes of problems and repairs needed     Yes
Some advice on future maintenance     Yes
Full set of photographs     Yes
Personal contact with your Surveyor   Yes Yes
Suitable for all types of properties     Yes

Mark David Commercial Department

Professional Work

Mark David Commercial is experienced in all aspects of professional work and are happy to represent and advise private clients on matters such as:

In addition to this we also offer a comprehensive Commercial Property Management service, handling day to day property maintenance issues and collection of rent, as well as assisting in maintaining landlord and tenant relations.

We are also experts in advising potential purchasers and tenants, both local and national on acquiring property across the county, drawing on our local knowledge to find a suitable property and negotiating on your behalf to agree the most suitable terms.

Valuation Report

Mark David Commercial regularly carries out RICS Professional Valuation Reports for private clients as well as on behalf of Banks, Building Societies and Lending Institutions for:

We specialise in offices, retail and industrial premises throughout the County, with all reports being prepared by experienced Chartered Surveyors and in accordance with the RICS Valuation Manual.

Competitive fees are always quoted prior to our visit, with reports generally being issued to clients within five working days.

Call us today to find out how we can help you 01869 338898



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