Property Health Check

Maximise your Sale Price with a FREE Pre-Sale Property Health Check.

Your house is your most valuable asset, and our aim is to help you capitalise on its potential.

What is a Property Health Check?

The purpose of a Property Health Check is to identify any obvious defects within your property which may cause problems or delays during your sale process at the point of building survey, mortgage valuation or at any stage in the legal process. On many occasions, defects taken individually can be regarded as relatively minor, however when several defects are found together this may result in the need for significant expenditure. This can often result in a down-valuation of the property, create delays or at worst cause a purchaser to either withdraw from the sale or attempt to renegotiate the purchase price.

The Property Check

The Property Health Check involves an unobtrusive visit to your property by our in house Chartered Surveyor Richard Hocking (FRICS) who will provide you with a Defects Report which, although not a detailed survey, will highlight any obvious issues likely to be found by a purchaser’s surveyor during a building survey or mortgage valuation.

The Lawyer’s Check

The Property Health Check also involves a visit from a member of the conveyancing team at Sproull Solicitors LLP who will look at the property and try to identify any legal niggles which might cause a delay once a buyer is found. Sproull will prepare a full report identifying any issues for you and suggest solutions, all free of charge.

Maximise your Property Value

The service is an invaluable tool in maximising the sale price of your property. If you are able to offer the property to the marketplace having remedied any minor structural issues or conveyancing queries, this could significantly reduce the likelihood of renegotiation at a later stage.

Reduce Delays

With a combined experience of over 45years dealing in property sales and surveying we are all too aware of the delays caused when problems are identified at the point of survey or conveyance. If transparency is offered to the purchaser at the outset, any delays can be greatly minimised.

Eliminate the worry

Selling can be stressful at times and one of the biggest milestones is successfully proceeding past the point of survey or valuation without problems. With the Property Health Check, you can approach the marketplace with confidence knowing that there shouldn’t be any nasty surprises around the corner.

About Richard Hocking FRICS

Established in 1987 and with 30 years of experience, Richard Hocking FRICS is an Independent Chartered Surveyor specialising in residential survey and valuation work together with general property consultancy and advice. Property inspections during his illustrious career now total 17,000, ranging from cottages to castles. Richard has developed a first-class reputation for his thorough and straightforward approach to reporting, coupled with a friendly and down to earth attitude.

About Sproull Solicitors LLP

Sproull Solicitors LLP and its predecessor firms have been established for well over 100 years with offices in Bodmin, Wadebridge and Camelford.  Providing sound legal advice in a large number of areas and with lawyers specialising in many different disciplines. Sproull Solicitors LLP is accredited with the Lexcel award issued by the Law Society, and the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Mark in recognition of the quality of the service provided to those buying and selling houses.


The Property Health Check is an advisory service and should not be relied upon as a survey or valuation. The service is intended to assist homeowners by providing guidance on the structural condition of a property which an owner can then subsequently choose to remedy before approaching the marketplace. The service will only be carried out by Richard Hocking FRICS who is regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. The pre-sale legal check is an advisory service intended to identify any issues which may become apparent during the legal process. The check will only be carried out by Sproull Solicitors LLP who are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.