GPB PROJECT SERVICES – CLIENT COMMENTS
Thank you very much for preparing the report so quickly and for being available for our queries. You certainly are extremely professional and should be proud of the service you offer.
Mrs D (Singapore)
Your survey report was not only extensive, but written in terms that we could easily understand. Your prompt and professional service has given us the confidence we needed to proceed with our purchase.
Many thanks for your survey—it really is invaluable to have someone with an expert eye go in and give the tires a good kicking, so to speak. Many thanks indeed for the swift preparation of the survey report.
Mr. H (Japan)
If you ever want a reference for your fantastic work don’t hesitate to get in touch.
I am so glad that we had the survey done, it was money well spent and your advice has been invaluable so thank you for that.
Miss B. (Singapore)
As a result of this worthy and priceless advice, we will NOT be going ahead with the purchase of this house, and the search for our new home continues.
Thanks a lot Gordon for the survey, interpretation of the diagnostics surveys and of the budgetary estimates.
Thank you very much for proceeding so quickly to get us the report. We are much better informed on what we are taking on.
You have been so very helpful to us and we cannot thank you enough for a very professional report and we feel it was money very well spent.
Thank you very much for doing our inspection and for your written report. I now have the confidence to go ahead and purchase the townhouse. You did a wonderful job.
Mrs M (Australia)
Many thanks for your prompt and very complete Survey Report.
We have been dealing in properties for many years and this is the first property that we have purchased unseen. This decision was not made lightly but the thorough and informative building survey you carried out was a major contributor to this decision.
Your customer service and communication was excellent and sets a benchmark for your profession to aim for. Once again many many thanks
Mr P. (New Zealand)
Thank you very much for this - very professional and impressive.
After reading your Survey Report we both feel that we now have a much better idea of the house and its merits and faults.
We will use your Survey Report as a guide for working on the house. We were dithering but we feel much more confident now.
So, thank you Gordon for your good work.
Diagnostic & Drainage Reports in Detail
What do the Compulsory Diagnostic Reports cover?
- Materials or products containing asbestos.
- Materials containing lead.
- The Energy efficiency of the property.
- Safety of the Electrical Installation.
- Safety of the Gas Installation.
- Environmental Risks, including seismic activity, flooding and exposure to radon gas.
- Swimming Pool Safety.
- Termite infestation.
What does the Drainage Report Cover?
In recent years the drainage authorities have significantly tightened up on the drainage regulations. With France being a predominantly rural country, many properties rely on their own septic tank system which traditionally was designed to deal only with toilet waste. New regulations now require all waste water from kitchens and bathrooms to also be treated so that many older properties, of the type which appeal to many buyers, still retain an out of date system which may even be causing pollution
If property owners receive a non-compliant report, they can be allowed up to four years to carry out remedial work, but when the property changes hands the law requires all work has to be done in the first year of new ownership.
Why should I be concerned about these Compulsory Reports?
For example electrical and drainage regulations have undergone significant changes down the years so unless you are buying a modern house there is potential for significant expenditure if the vendors have chosen to ignore the need to keep their property up to date - particularly if they know it is likely to be offered for sale.