Investing in commercial or residential property is one of the biggest capital outlays you make as an individual or organisation.
A building survey enables you to make an informed decision about a property. This is essential prior to purchase and can establish a property’s suitability for your intended use, the extent of any potential liabilities and future costs that might be incurred.
Each building survey we carry out is tailored to the individual needs of the client. Our starting point is your specific purpose and objectives. For example you may be a tenant looking to establish the extent of any potential liabilities under a full repairing and insuring lease. You may be an investor looking to identify any issues that might be affecting the investment value of the property. Perhaps you intend to alter or adapt a property to a different use or layout and want to know what the implications may be.
In addition to advising on building defects, our building surveys will also advise on whether a property complies with all statutory regulations that are required to occupy a property, together with advice on Planning, legal and environmental issues that may affect the property.
Often building surveys need to be carried out quickly to prevent delay to a property transaction. With our extensive team of building surveyors we are able to mobilise rapidly to ensure properties are inspected quickly with a fast turnaround of reports.
Where necessary we will also source and manage specialists such as Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, structural engineers or environmental consultants to provide expert advice on matters beyond our expertise as building surveyors.
As members of the RICS you can be assured of a high quality, cost-effective survey that meets RICS standards
Commissioning a building survey, whether as a prospective purchaser, investor or occupier in property has a number of potential benefits including:
- gaining an understanding of the condition and design of the property
- establishing the suitability of the property for its intended use
- understanding the need for, and establishing future costs and liabilities
- providing a level of protection for institutional investors or lenders
- providing a basis for negotiation with landlords or vendors
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