Tips for choosing a Surveyor

Pre-purchase building surveys are predominately visual inspections. It is really important that the surveyor you choose to inspect your future home has significant experience in pre-purchase building surveys and carries out building surveys on an ongoing basis. The suggestions below will help you to be confident that have chosen the right company. Your report should […]

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What type of home buyers survey do I need?

Answer. Different types of building surveys Visual survey Home buyers survey Residential survey Engineers report Building survey Pre-purchase house survey Structural building engineer report Condition report Property survey Structural survey Full structural survey Note, it is important to be aware that some “full structural survey reports” may actually contain less information then a “visual survey”. The different […]

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Sample of a Property Survey Check list.

Property Survey Check List The purpose of our “How to Survey A Property Checklist” is to assist both sellers and buyers of properties to identify defects that the building surveyor will be looking for. If you have the skills and experience it may also save you the cost of a building survey. If these defects can […]

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What are some of the common types of structural defects in older houses that are expensive to repair?

Answer. General Structure. The structure is by far the most important part of a building survey. In many instances, structural problems are expensive to repair. The structural part of the building survey involves examining all the visible parts of the exterior, the roof, interior walls, ceilings, floors, attic spaces, doors and window frames. Particular attention […]

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What should you expect from your building surveyor?

Answer. What To Expect: Many home buyers sometimes buy their home on impulse. Experienced building surveyors can help home buyers avoid buyers remorse by reporting on building defects and problems before the home buyer finds them after closing. All detailed surveys should provide clients with the tools they need to make an educated choice regarding […]

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What are some common areas of concern during structural surveys?

Answer The structure is by far the most important part of a building survey. In many instances, structural problems can be very expensive to repair. The structural part of the building survey involves examining all the visible parts of the exterior, the roof, interior walls, ceilings, floors, attic spaces, doors and window frames. Particular attention […]

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