Building Residential Surveys can be carried out on both new and second hand properties. A Building Survey takes the form of a comprehensive report following a thorough inspection of the property. A Building Survey is often regarded as a property “Health Check” which examines all accessible parts of the property.
House Surveys can be reported in a style to suit your specific requirements. It examines all accessible parts of the property – however you can ask to have specific areas included, so it covers any particular concerns you have about the property.
A Building House Surveys report typically:
- Describes and evaluates the form of construction and materials used.
- Evaluates the general condition of the property.
- Identifies major and minor defects and outlines the risk of potential or hidden defects.
- Sets out remedial options and likely consequences of non-repair.
- Recommends future special investigations (if required).
- Advises on statutory related matters including building regulations and planning conditions. It may also make recommendations to refer certain issues to your legal advisor.
The benefits of Building House Surveys Reports are twofold:
- The purchaser is aware of the property’s condition prior to purchasing it.
- The report can be used in negotiating a purchase price for the property.
All building surveys are carried out by experienced Chartered Building Surveyors.