01332 314039

234 Derby Road, Derby DE73 6RU

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RICS Chartered Surveyors in Derby and Derbyshire



Homebuyers Surveys

Building/ Structural Surveys

Expert Witness Reports


Structural Report and valuation of subsided house for Insurers by RICS Chartered Surveyors Derby 


The front of a 1900 Derby semi detached house. The notice on the brown door is a closure notice obtained in the Magistrates Court preventing anybody living there


Lounge to hall wall of the white rendered house

The corresponding side

Hall to stairwell lobby

Front bedroom

Rear bedroom

Front bedroom


The movement was caused by a fracture of a lead water supply pipe under the floor of the house with the brown door. As the owner of the house with the brown door was not insured the insurers of the subject property decided not to repair it and paid the owners its market value before the structural damage. Interestingly the insurers did not take ownership of the house leaving the insured to do what they wanted with.