A handy guide to our Building Survey Report: why we need them, what they cost and what they mean for your property purchase.
A Building Survey is a wide-ranging inspection of a property. It is the most comprehensive of the surveys available for residential properties and will provide a detailed evaluation of a property’s condition. It examines all accessible parts of the property and you can ask to have specific areas included, so it covers any particular concerns you have about the building.
The Building Survey, due to its thoroughness, can take up to a day to complete and the final report can take up to two weeks to receive. The report will disclose the findings of the survey and make recommendations for if further specialist surveys are required.
The report will include guidance on maintenance and remedial works and often a detailed comment on individual defects. The report, however, will not report in detail on aspects such as heating or electrical equipment, but if requested we can arrange for our expert surveyors to investigate these further.
A Building Survey is essential when purchasing period buildings, those of an unusual construction or properties which have been considerably extended. It is equally suitable for modern buildings where a detailed picture of the construction are required.