Building Survey may be required by a purchaser of older
property, or by a concerned Lender especially if movement
and cracking or severe dampness and decay was detected
within the Mortgage Valuation Report.
Therefore in order for the loan to proceed a further report
by a qualified building surveyor or structural engineer
may be required. This is usually in the form of a Building
Survey which is an investigation and assessment of the
construction and condition of a building and will not
normally include advice on value. The survey will generally
include the structure, fabric, finishes, and grounds;
the exposure and testing of services are not usually covered.
The report will include reference to visible defects and
guidance as appropriate on maintenance and remedial measures.
We communicate with the client shortly after the survey,
and the written report follows as soon as is practicable.
The Report will include an in depth description and summary
of the property inclusive of digital insertion of annotated
photographs within the text for ease of reading.
In the context
of commercial and industrial buildings the need to carefully establish and evaluate
the client's requirements is essential.
Conversely, aspects such as suitability
for purpose, security, fire precautions and state of repair may become more important
or a feasibility study may have to be incorporated for alterations/change of use
requires an understanding of the client's needs which should be clarified at an
Prospective lessees may often need to arrange for the preparation
of a schedule of condition before the commencement of the lease.