Our Defect Diagnosis Reports (or Specific Defect Reports) consider a specific problem (or a small number of problems) and advise on their cause and significance.

We will indicate whether we consider them to be historic and nothing to worry about or whether they are more recent and a potential concern.

Where there are extensive works required we will also give an estimate as to the cost of completing any repairs although we would recommend obtaining at least two or three quotations from suitable contractors.

Defect Diagnosis Reports

The mortgage Valuation, Homebuyer Report or Building Survey on your new home has identified a defect, or a small number of defects, for which you need to obtain additional advice. 

Alternatively you have lived in your house for some time but have recently noted signs of deterioration or damage.

Our Defect Diagnosis Report (or Specific Defect Reports) will advise on the cause, or causes, of a specific defect such as structural movement at the property to be inspected, indicate whether this is considered to be historic and long-standing or more recent and a potential concern.  If necessary we also advise on any further investigations that may be prudent such as a drain survey.  We will also advise what repair or remedial work options may be available.  If the cost of the remedial works may be significant we can also provide an estimated costing for your assistance.

Typical defects include:

  • Structural Movement or Cracking and Subsidence
  • Dampness, timber decay or condensation
  • Defective roof coverings or other external finishes
  • Bowed or overloaded roofs or other structural parts
  • Previous alterations including walls or chimneys that have been removed
  • Compliance of loft or other alterations with Building Regulations
  • And other matters

A typical report will be at least 6 or 7 pages long supported by a number of photos illustrating property and the defects noted.  We will provide you with two paper copies of the defect diagnosis report .  We can also provide an electronic PDF copy of the report if required for your records or submission to another professional party or your lender.

Our fees for defect diagnosis reports range between £250.00 plus VAT (£300.00 gross) to in excess of £400.00 plus VAT (£480.00 gross) depending on the age and size of the property and the defects identified.

Current Instructions

S Rd, Earl Shilton, Hinckley, Leicester – We recently provided a report on the extent of fire damage and the repairs required to this first floor flat above a local newsagent and shop for the occupier.

David Beaumont

Director and Chartered Building Surveyor

H Rd, Burbage, Hinckley, Leicestershire – The executors of this estate recently instructed us to inspect this 1960’s built detached bungalow and advise on the cause and significance of the cracking noted to the external brickwork.

David Beaumont

Director and Chartered Building Surveyor

M La, Rothley, Leicester – We have recently provided a report on the roof structures and coverings following the removal of spray foam insulation from the roof void of this 1920’s built detached house.

David Beaumont

Director and Chartered Building Surveyor

Contact Us

Please tell us your name, company (if applicable) and contact details.

If you tell us a little about your enquiry including the property location (ie Evington, Blaby, Lutterworth or Melton), type (ie detached, semi or office or factory), the size (number of beds and living rooms or floor area) and the reason for your enquiry (ie purchasing, leasing, had works done) we will try to assist you.

If you are buying or leasing a link to the agents details would be helpful.

David Beaumont & Associates

Chartered Building Surveyors

39 Central Avenue
Leicestershire  LE18 2AB

0116 281 2865

David Beaumont & Associates is a trading name of D B & A Limited
Registered Office at 39 Central Avenue, Wigston, Leicester Leicestershire LE18 2AB
Incorporated in England and Wales.                  Registered No: 4190564

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