A Building survey (sometimes referred to as a Structural survey) is the most comprehensive type of survey and provides you with an in-depth analysis of the property’s condition.
It identifies defects, drawbacks, potential problems and any necessary remedial work which may enable you to negotiate or withdraw your offer.
It is particularly useful for older, larger, or non-traditional properties, those that have been extensively altered or if the buyer is planning a major conversion or renovation.
The survey will also include advice on specific defects, repairs and maintenance options.
A Building survey will typically not include a valuation of the property although Ian Roche Associates Ltd are fully registered valuers and will be more than happy to include this information if required.
A Building survey is the best way to make an informed decision on a major important investment like buying a property before you are committed to purchase. You can decide whether to proceed or pull out because it has identified problems that you hadn’t anticipated.