Formerly known as a Structural Survey
A Building Survey is suitable for all types of property and provides a full picture of their construction and condition. It can usually be tailored to the clients individual requirements and includes technical information on the construction and materials as well as details of any defects.
A Building Survey is particularly appropriate if the property is of unusual construction, has been extensively altered, is dilapidated, or was built before 1920.
The report is based on a thorough visual inspection of all the accessible parts of the property. No specialist tests will be carried out on the services, but their general condition will be assessed visually and further tests recommended if considered appropriate. Floor boards are not usually lifted and the foundations will not be exposed.
A valuation is not normally provided with this type of report unless specifically requested at the time of instruction.