A Building Survey will be particularly relevant if you are buying an old property or a large property, a Listed Building or a property that has undergone significant changes over time.
Before commissioning a Building Survey we encourage all our clients to speak to their surveyor first to discuss any specific requirements or areas of concern and of course to speak with us after the report is received for any further help that may be required.
We carry out desk top research even before visiting the property on a variety of issues such as investigation of environmental and planning matters and even studying old historic maps where available.
On site we complete a detailed inspection to record the condition and construction of the building and take numerous photographs that are then incorporated within our final report.
By its very nature a completed Building Survey is a substantial document but we compile our reports in a clear and easily followed format and avoid at all times the use of technical jargon so that you, our client can gain a clear understanding as to the condition of your proposed purchase and the extent of work required.
Our summary will provide you with an order of priority for addressing any issues as well as matters that will need to be referred to your solicitor such as apparent rights of way or planning issues.
A commentary is also provided on various health and safety issues that are frequently over looked by purchasers.
Within our building survey reports we also provide you information that you will need to consider for future maintenance.