Full Building Survey
A Building Survey is a detailed report on the condition of a building. It will describe any defects found and provide advice on remedial works and future maintenance requirements. The report is based on a comprehensive inspection and may often be tailored to your own specific requirements. You may, for example, opt to upgrade the survey to include additional reports such as an electrical report or a drainage test. A Building survey is suitable for all types of buildings but is almost certain to be needed if the property is very old, Listed, in need of extensive repairs or if it is not constructed using traditional building methods and materials.
When commercial premises are being purchased, a bank or mortgage lender will recruit a surveyor to provide them with an assessment of the property.
However, it is worth bearing in mind that this survey is designed to answer questions only for the lending purposes of the mortgage provider and it does not take into account all the interests of the purchaser eg. extensive repairs/defects.
By recruiting an independent chartered surveyor to carry out a Full Building Survey on your behalf, you can be confident that aspects such as refurbishment costs will be under ‘included for your consideration’, and it can mean that you are better able to negotiate a fairer market value for your purchase.
It is our experience that more often than not a survey can save you several times more money than it actually costs and also gives you peace of mind.
We invite all our clients to accompany us on the inspection which many find particularly helpful. We do not make any additional charge for follow up meetings or phone calls to discuss the report. When comparing prices for surveys this is something that you should bear in mind.From £650 (ex VAT) Building Survey PDF Example
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