What is a building survey?
A building survey is an inspection carried out to ascertain the general condition of a property. A building survey can be carried out by various professionals but it is very important that the professional you do engage is experienced and competent to do so. A building survey will identify any obvious defects that would ordinarily be missed by the untrained eye, and report on these to the client whilst also outlining recommendations. Click to find a local surveyor.
Why do I need a building condition report?
Purchasing a house is probably one of the biggest financial commitments a person will ever make. Therefore many potential property purchasers find solace and peace of mind engaging the services of a competent and experienced professional to carry out a pre-contract inspection to highlight any issues with the fabric of the building and report these to the client.
The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland issued guidance to our Chartered Building Surveying members which references the provision of three types of surveys to clients as follows: