Steve Butler - RICS Chartered Surveyors Derby

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Independent RICS Chartered Surveyors for Homebuyers Reports, Building and Structural Surveys, House and Residential Property Valuations in Derby.


As independent RICS Chartered Surveyors in Derby we are able to offer a flexible rather than prescriptive response to clients house and property survey requirements. 

The main advantages of dealing with our Derby Chartered Surveyors are:

Steve Butler has lived and worked most of his life within a few miles of Derby and thus has excellent local knowledge. He has had his own practice of Chartered Surveyors covering Derby and Derbyshire since 1992.

Our Chartered Surveyors can tailor the service to suit you. We only undertake a limited number of surveys per day to ensure that the high standard of service is maintained. We thus have time to take telephone calls from clients or potential clients which are always welcome. Clients are also welcome to join our surveyors on site so that matters can be pointed out and explained in detail.

Our surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) who ensure the practice complies with exacting standards. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors require that our surveyors keep up to date with property matters, maintain audited client’s accounts, professional indemnity insurance and a formal complaints procedure. 

Property matters can be very worrying. You can invariably telephone one of our Chartered Surveyors between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm seven days per week. If you have a problem or don't understand something please feel free to call.

Our surveyors can invariably visit you same day or next day, at the office or home in the Derby and Derbyshire area.


A Cautionary Tale about Cheap Surveyors


We recently had to clear up on behalf of a client who had opted for a survey from one of our cheaper surveyor allies. 


The low cost surveyor had not bothered to move the remains of a bed in an otherwise empty house to get in to the attic. It took us about 30 seconds.

The roof had a number of snapped rafters as an original slate surface had been replaced with heavier concrete tiles. Expensive!

The cheap surveyors had not opened the drain cover as it was supposed to be corroded in.  Again it took us about 30 seconds.

The drain was of course blocked due to a problem with the channel.

The lower priced surveyor offered some advice about dampness. The suggestion was completely unnecessary and put everybody in the house at risk of burning to death as the suggestions severely  compromised the fire protection of the property. In this case particular important, as it was three stories plus cellar and likely to be in multiple occupation

We were able to advise the client against that course of action saving potential prosecution/ closure by the Environmental Health Officer.

By doing only half a job and not stopping to think about the content of the report the cheap surveyors were naturally able to be much quicker and cheaper.

       But not such cheap surveyors in the long run!








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