Building Surveys

Building Surveys are one of our core services and undertaken for a variety of reasons, ranging from the need to ascertain the overall condition of a property prior to purchasing a freehold or leasehold interest, through to defects analysis of a specific issue.

Irrespective of the tenure, pre-acquisition technical due diligence is of paramount importance in ensuring our clients are fully appraised and aware of any issues before they commit to a purchase. Usually, this type of comprehensive building survey would include an assessment of the condition of the building fabric and engineering services, the identification of any defects & necessary remedial works, advice on any proposed alterations / fitting out works and advice in connection with on-going maintenance or dilapidations liabilities. Where necessary, we arrange for other consultants, such as structural engineers or mechanical and electrical engineers to provide specialist advice to assist in our investigations.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, we carry out defects analysis surveys to identify and report on a specific issue or defect to pinpoint its cause and recommend remedial works.

Schedules of condition are produced for a number of purposes, such as prior to carrying out alterations or for appending to a lease.  They provide a formal detailed written and photographic record of the existing condition of a property.

With any building survey instruction, we apply a flexible approach to accommodate our clients’ needs and fully meet their brief, thus providing our clients with the information they require.

A selection of typical surveys includes:

  • Full Building Condition Surveys
  • Pre-Acquisition Surveys
  • Defects Analyses
  • Schedules of Condition

Please use the links below to find project examples:
Residential
Commercial
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