A ‘Building Survey’ (often referred to as a Structural Survey) provides you with a detailed report about the overall condition of a domestic or commercial building. The survey looks for structural weakness or defects in the building fabric as well as noting the condition of internal elements, and finishes. A check is made for damp and visible decay with an overview inspection of gas, plumbing and electrical services. A final analysis summarises the more significant items of disrepair and provides approximate guide estimates for making good. As an intending buyer you will be left more informed about the property’s defects, what specialised further investigations might be needed and costs you should consider before proceeding.
Building Surveys are particularly useful for older, unconventional, neglected or poorly maintained properties or for properties which have been materially modified, sometimes badly, by previous owners. – For typical conventional residential properties, generally in acceptable or average condition ‘RICS HomeBuyers’ ‘Report’ is less costly and less detailed but still addresses the important issues likely to have a bearing on value or saleability.
NHA Surveyors provide fast and competitive Structural/Building Surveys for clients in Liverpool, Manchester, Southport and Wirral areas. –