Knowles Industrial Estate, Buxton Road, Furness Vale, High Peak SK23 7PH

0161 937 6914

Front View of Brick House

Making Home Investment Decisions Easier!

Providing Clients with Comprehensive Property Reports and Surveys

Meticulous Building Defect Investigations and Condition Reports

Over time all buildings deteriorate, and often major structural issues are hidden from view and require expert detection. Our team of experienced chartered surveyors in Furness Vale, High Peak, carry out building defect investigations and provide building condition reports that identify damage and weaknesses in properties.


Building Defect Investigations

Riley James Surveyors Ltd provides thorough building defect investigation reports for both prospective purchasers and property owners. The report will cover the cause of, nature of, and advice on remedial measures for all major and minor defects or identified issues. We have extensive experience and profound knowledge of conducting these investigations and evaluating specific issues such as:

  • Cavity Wall Tie Failure
  • Condensation
  • Cracking
  • Foundation Issues
  • Structural Alterations
  • Lintel Failure
  • Party Wall Issues
  • Penetrating Damp
  • Rising Damp
  • Roof Spread
  • Settlement
  • Subsidence
  • Ventilation

Schedules of Condition and Dilapidations

These reports are issued to tenants and landlords who are entering or ending a lease agreement. Lease agreements, and especially the repair clauses within a lease agreement, vary according to a number of factors, so it is important for them to be drawn up by a qualified specialist. Schedules of condition and dilapidation are intended to identify, with the assistance of photographic evidence, the condition of a building.


The schedule of condition is a record of the property’s condition that takes into consideration the repairing terms of the lease and is usually prepared for the tenant prior to occupation or upon lease renewal. A dilapidation report is used by landlords to assess the condition of a property or building at the end of a lease, allowing them to determine if any repairs are required in line with the terms of the lease.

Contact us now for more information about our building defect investigations and condition reports.