e) What will a Building Survey cover?

A building survey involves a detailed examination of all accessible parts of a property and can be tailor-made to suit your individual needs and concerns.

It will advise in detail on the general construction of the property, its stability, the need to carry out urgent repairs and other potential expenditure. The report will contain a full description of the premises and the structural components, finishes and fixtures and a statement of their condition so far as they are exposed and accessible. It will advise as to the seriousness of defects listed and possible remedies. The walls will be tested for dampness and the wood for rot or worm. There will be comments on the existence and condition of damp proofing, insulation and drainage (although the latter will not be tested. Recommendations for any further specialist inspection will be given.

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