Building Surveys are bespoke reports that include:
A full description of the property including measurements of the structural elements to ensure that the structure of the property is understood.
A list of all the major elements of the property and services with a comment as to condition urgency, and suggestions as to methods and costs of repairs if appropriate.
Investigations that should be undertaken by legal advisers before exchange of contracts
A summary of items requiring either urgent repair of futher investigation.
Identification of serious risks to the property and people.
A market valuation and insurance reinstatement cost can be added if required.
Due to the time taken to measure the property Building Surveys cost considerably more than the Homebuyers Report, however you should bear in mind that they are unlikely to tell you any more information about serious defects to the property than the Homebuyers Report. It is considered that Homebuyers Surveys and Reports would be suitable for ninety percent of properties.
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