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Defect Analysis Reports

Our Surveyors have undertaken thousands of Defect Analysis Reports over the years

Defect Analysis Reports

We pride ourselves in our thorough and impartial approach

A Defect Analysis Report sees a Surveyor visit your property to inspect and report upon a specific defect or issue.

Defects addressed through a Defect Analysis Report can be far and wide, over the years we’ve seen everything from damp, to bomb damage, to trespass! 

The Report will ensure that you’ve got a comprehensive understanding of the matter, so that you can best address and resolve the issue.

What Does a Defect Analysis Report Surveyor Do?

The Surveyor’s role will be to comprehensively inspect the defect that exists within the property determining the cause of the problem.

Following on from the inspection they will then compile their findings into a report, giving objective and clear advice on how to rectify the issue.

Stokemont’s top 5 Common Property Defects Noted over the Years


Damp is by far one of the most common defect our Surveyor’s locate on a daily basis. This defect can cause severe issue if it isn’t addressed. With costs of repair and then decorative remedy being required, this isn’t a defect to ignore!


Property Subsidence causes can be far and wide and related to a vast array of causes. With decorative making good and repair costs being substantial, ensuring the property is clear of this defect is imperative.


Ranging from woodworm, wood boring beetles, wasps and even birds! Pests can take many different forms. Woodworm and Beetles can quickly work their way through the wooden fabric of the property causing irreparable damage and costly replacement.  


Defective roofs can be as simple as changing the covering, however can also be more sinister requiring structural support, and even replacement. Despite Roofs being one of the largest parts of the property, they tend to be one of the most frequently ignored parts. 

Façade Issues

With common issues such as spalling brickwork, damp ingress, bridged Damp Proof Courses or blown render. Repairs can be costly and easy for an untrained eye to miss. 

Defect Analysis Report Surveying Costs

 Here at Stokemont, we believe that RICS HomeBuyer Report Surveying costs should be transparent and clear. As a guide our prices are as below, in order to obtain a fixed cost, please get in touch with our team of chartered surveyors who will be happy to advise.

Defect Analysis Report for Flats

From £550 + VAT

Defect Analysis Report for Houses

From £750 + VAT

Typical Defect Analysis Surveying Questions

Will the Defect Analysis Report identify the problem with the property?

Yes, in all normal circumstances our Surveyors are able to determine the cause of the issue that the property is suffering from.

Furthermore, they will go on to recommend the necessary steps that need to be taken in order to rectify and solve that problem.

How long does the Defect Analysis Report take?

This very much depends on the particular issue, the Surveyor’s inspection itself will likely take anywhere from 1 hour, up to 3 hours.

The completed Defect Analysis Report will usually be sent to the client within 2 to 3 days of the inspection taking place.

What should I do once I have the Defect Analysis Report take?

At this stage we’d advise instructing a contractor to address the defect in accordance with the Surveyor’s recommendations.

In all normal circumstances, this should rectify the issue and ultimately enable you to solve the problem to your property.

Team Qualifications 

Our team of Surveyors are not only highly experienced but importantly they are also qualified.

 We’re proud to confirm our Surveyors hold membership status and accreditation to some of the world’s leading professional governing bodies including; the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), the Pyramus and Thisbe Club (P&T) and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

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