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Building Survey - the highest level of home survey

Do you need a Building Survey for your new home?

A Building Survey is the most comprehensive property survey you can get, with an in-depth look at any defects or concerns, as well as the structure of the internal and external parts of the building, with photographic evidence throughout the report in most cases.

Should you consider a Building Survey?

The Building Survey is recommended by RICS if the property:

  • Was built before 1900
  • Has had extensive repairs or alterations
  • Is expecting to be built upon or extended
  • Is constructed in an unusual way, regardless of age
  • Is a Listed Building (e.g. historic interest)

What information do you get?

Once the survey has been carried out, the surveyor will provide you with a full and exhaustive report which details the findings of any major and minor defects. The report should also detail each problem, its cause and how to repair the problem including potential cost, helping you renegotiate the asking price or walk away entirely.

As well as helping you to make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to proceed, or reconsider, a Building Survey also offers advice for your conveyancing solicitor.

Ready to proceed? Call us on 0800 038 6667, or get a free instant quote online now:

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Our team will be happy to advise on all aspects of the survey and help you arrange a booking, for your peace of mind.

We also work with independent surveyors for: 

Property Valuation report

The most basic of the three property reports, this is primarily a valuation and will not include details of concerns or defects. Find out more

HomeBuyer Report

The aim of a HomeBuyer Report is to bring to light any defects in the property, so that a potential buyer can make an informed decision about the purchase. This type of report includes a property valuation. Find out more