Building SurveyFormerly known as ‘Full Structural Surveys’
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Mortgage lenders sometimes offer to arrange surveys via large corporate ‘panel’ firms, whose surveyors are under pressure to carry out several inspections per day, are generally less experienced, and are not always from the local area.
Building Surveys provide a very detailed description of a building’s construction and condition. Formerly known as ‘Full Structural Surveys’, these are ideal for period properties, buildings that you want to renovate or convert, or those that have already been extensively altered.
Building Surveys allow the surveyor to express extensive detailed advice, are typically at least 20 pages long, and illustrated with photos of defects. Essential for properties older than about 1880, thatched cottages, larger homes with 5 or more bedrooms, and for buildings of non-conventional construction.
As well as covering all urgent and significant defects, a Building Survey will report on a wide range of less serious issues. A valuation is not normally included unless requested. Carried out by a qualified MRICS or FRICS chartered building surveyor.