RICS Building - Structural Surveys
When you set out to invest a significant amount of money to buy a property, it only makes sense to get an independent assessment of the true condition of the property from top to bottom. For this you need to hire a highly qualified Chartered Surveyor who reports to you and only you.
What and Why?
The survey will inform you of the condition of the property in detail so that you can make an intelligent and informed decision as to whether or not you want to proceed with the transaction and buy the property. Of all pre-purchase surveys, a Building Survey is the most comprehensive.
This survey is highly recommended for older properties, ones that are a bit unusual, those built with non-traditional architecture methods, or ones that have been extensively remodelled or extended, and certainly for buildings known to have structural issues.
This report includes photos, detailed analysis of the entire building, including any structural problems or considerations and will offer advice on any necessary repairs as well as future maintenance. Buying a home is the most important purchase that you will undertake in your lifetime. A Building Survey is a detailed inspection of every accessible element, externally and internally.