Typically referred to as Structural Surveys in the past – which is misleading as they cover much more than just the structure – they are now known as a Building Survey.
A Building Survey is much more detailed than the (RICS) Homebuyer Report and include details on the structural condition of the building, with particular reference to nearby structures which may pose a threat, together with recommendations for remedial works. It is suitable for any building, but is especially recommended for older buildings (75 years and upwards). A Building Survey, as well as including photographs, gives you a detailed description of the construction and inherent defects which may occur over a long period of time. A Building Survey will also offer long term maintenance advice.
The Building Survey report is popular for larger or older properties or where alterations have been carried out to the original home.
Contact us now to book a Building Survey, prices start at £199