The Building Survey

This type of survey is the most thorough one available and inspections can take many hours to complete. The survey will examine all accessible parts of the property. If you wish to have any specific areas looked at beyond the scope of the HomeBuyers Report then this type of survey may be the right choice for you.

The Building Survey is suitable for all types of property whether they are listed, unusual or old, where you wish to perform renovation work on them or if the property has already had extensions added to it.

Headings include:

  • Introduction
  • Description Of The Property
  • Location
  • Surveyor’s Overall Assessment: Surveyors Opinion, Areas of Concern, Summary of Repairs and Further Investigations
  • Construction And Condition: All parts of the accessible and visible structure and fabric to include chimneys, roof, rainwater goods, walls, damp-proof courses, internal structures and finishes, dampness/timber decay and structural movement
  • Services: Comment on the provision and adequacy of services connected and their visible condition. No tests are applied but recommendations will be made
  • Outbuildings, Grounds and Boundaries: Permanent outbuildings, trees, walls, retaining structures and grounds
  • Environmental and Other Issues: Thermal insulation and energy efficiency, ventilation, noise disturbance, health and safety issues, means of escape, security
  • Matters For Legal Advisers’ Attention: Statutory, easements and rights of way, boundaries, guarantees and warranties, shared services

A Market Valuation and rebuild cost for insurance purposes can be provided although this will incur an additional fee.

The cost of the survey will vary according to the size of the property, its condition, the approximate value of the house and its location. Building Survey fees start from £650,00 plus VAT. Please feel free to contact us so that we can provide you with advice and a fee quote tailored to your proposed purchase.

Example Building Survey Terms