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Some basic tips on how to choose a building surveyor

Ask the following about the building surveyor: Does the Building Surveyor specialise in pre-purchase building surveys on new and old properties? Is the surveyor qualified to certify that building works are in compliance with building regulations and compliance with planning permission. Pre-purchase building surveys are predominately visual inspections. It is therefore of paramount importance that the surveyor you choose to… Continue Reading

Misunderstandings about party walls and boundary walls in Ireland

We get numerous calls to our office from both home owners and adjoining owners asking about their rights and responsibilities pertaining to their party walls and boundary walls. Quite often our callers have researched their questions and concerns over the internet or from friends and normally end up being more confused at the end of… Continue Reading

Building Surveyor on Boundary Disputes

Building Surveyor on Boundary Disputes

  The Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 is designed to help adjoining property owners resolve any disputes about works on or near the boundary line between two properties if they themselves cannot come to an agreement. Boundaries are denoted on Ordnance Survey plans and also on the title plans on the title deeds.… Continue Reading

Party wall disputes

Party wall disputes

Avoiding party wall disputes It is worth checking before buying a new property or starting an extension whether the boundary are located in the proper location according to the folio map or title deeds of your property.  If you buy a property or start extension works without following the correct procedures you have the possiblity… Continue Reading

Building surveys and mediation boundary wall agreements

What is a Mediation Agreement Following an acceptable resolution between adjoining home owners, a building surveyor will draft a written agreement detailing the terms and conditions of the settlement they have reached and to which they have agreed. When both home owners agree to its terms, the parties, and the building surveyor /mediator, will sign… Continue Reading

Why use a party wall expert for your building survey?

Answer Do you need a Registered Building Surveyor  who can advise on resolving party wall issues or boundary disputes?  Property Health Check continually strive to improve their level of service because our aim is to assist both building owners and adjoining owners in resolving party wall matters and boundary wall disputes as painlessly as possible. We are… Continue Reading

Mediation in Boundary Wall Disputes

Mediation in Boundary Wall Disputes

Mediation is a process whereby an impartial and independent party wall surveyor facilitates home owners to a party wall dispute in resolving their differences.  Mediation by a boundary wall expert allows the home owners a less expensive alternative to court and greater personal control. The role of the Mediator is to help the both boundary wall… Continue Reading

When is a wall considered a party wall?

When is a wall considered a party wall?

Answer Construction work, including renovations or extensions, may likely have some impact on a Party Wall structure. A wall is considered a party wall structure if it meets either of the following two conditions: The wall in question stands astride a boundary of land belonging to two or more different owners; this means that approximately… Continue Reading

Asbestos survey and your home

Asbestos survey and your home

Asbestos surveys show that-asbestos related deaths and serious illnesses, normally results from inhaling the fibers in building asbestos materials. Asbestos use in building materials was to strengthen structures and improve fire resistance and was commonly used in houses. Asbestos related deaths usually followed long-term exposure to the raw material. The critical factor is whether it is exposed or not and… Continue Reading

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about-septic-tanks-building-survey-building-surveyor-reports

About Septic Tanks and Secondary Treatment Systems HOW SEPTIC TANKS WORK Septic tanks are designed to allow liquids to flow through the tank and enter a percolation area without causing damage to the environment. Waste waters enter the tank and the flow is reduced through a series of baffles allowing the solids to sink to… Continue Reading

What are some common areas of concern during structural surveys?

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… Continue Reading

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Building Survey Cork Kerry Area. Adrigole Anascaul Bantry Baraduff Caherdaniel Cahersiveen Castleisland Castletown Bearhaven Dingle Glenbeigh Glengarriff Kenmare Kilgarvan Killarney Killorgan Lauragh Milltown Rathmore Sneem Tralee Waterville Our website also provides information about septic tanks, structural walls, roofs, floors, grounds and much more. Continue Reading

pre purchase structural survey dublin kildare meath cork

pre purchase structural survey dublin kildare meath cork

Pre purchase structural survey carried out in the Dublin, Cork, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath.           Dublin 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,22,24 Adamstown Ailesbury Allenwood Ashbourne Ashtown Baldoyle Ballinteer Ballybrack Ballbriggan Ballsbridge Ballyboden Ballyfermot Ballymun Beaumont Belgard Blackrock Blanchardstown Blessington Booterstown Bray Cabinteely Cabra Carbury Carpenterstown Carrickmines Castleknock Celbridge Chapelizod Churchtown Citywest Clane Clondalkin Clonee Clonshaugh… Continue Reading

what-to-expect-from-a-building-survey….

what-to-expect-from-a-building-survey….

Building Survey, what to expect during your building survey! 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. As a professional Building Surveying company we at Property… Continue Reading

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Property Health Check, our building surveyor client’s comment on their building surveys. About 70% of our pre-purchase building survey business originates from existing clients or from their solicitors who are familiar with our survey reports. We don’t advertise in phone book directories, local or national papers. We concenstrate our efforts in providing our clients with… Continue Reading

cost of structural building survey

Building Surveyor, cost of Structural Building Surveys in Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Kerry and in other counties. Buying a home is a huge investment. Making certain that it is safe for your family is the most vital part of the building survey we perform. We guide you through the building surveying process so you can rest… Continue Reading

Our pre purchase building survey ensures that our clients wont get stuck buying a money pit

Your detailed Pre-Purchase Building Survey Report can literally save you thousands of euro’s by renegotiating with the vendor or in some cases pulling out of the purchase when previously unknown serious defects come to light during our survey. What sense does it make to spend €250+ thousands of euro’s on a house, only to move… Continue Reading

Can you renegotiate on the agreed property price after defects are found?

Your detailed Pre Purchase Structural Survey Report can literally save you thousands of euro’s by renegotiating with the vendor or in some cases pulling out of the purchase when previously unknown serious defects come to light during your property survey. It doesn’t make sense to spend €250+ thousand euro’s on a house, only to move… Continue Reading

structural survey…..

  Your detailed Pre-Purchase Structural Survey Report can literally save you thousands of euro’s by renegotiating with the vendor or in some cases pulling out of the purchase when previously unknown serious defects come to lightduring our house survey. What sense does it make to spend €250+ thousands of euro’s on a house, only to… Continue Reading

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    Your detailed Pre-Purchase Building Survey Report can literally save you thousands of euro’s by renegotiating with the vendor or in some cases pulling out of the purchase when previously unknown serious defects come to light during our building survey. What sense does it make to spend €250+ thousands of euro’s on a house,… Continue Reading

Planning permission/what-are-class-1-exempted-developments?

Answer Planning Permission and Exempted development schedule is set out in, S.I. 600 of 2001 http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2001/en/si/0600.html CLASS 1 The extension of a house, by the construction or erection of an extension (including a conservatory) to the rear of the house or by the conversion for use as part of the house of any garage, store,… Continue Reading

Basic information on Planning Permission.

Planning permission is not always required if you want to extend or renovate an existing house. Under the Building Control Act of 2000 you can extend your property without planning permission once the extension (including previous extensions) is less than 40 sq metres. To be exempt the extension must be at the back of the… Continue Reading

What defects do building surveyors look for?

Here’s the answer….. Our thorough Structural Survey will mean that YOU won’t get stuck buying a Money Pit. Over the last 20 years we have protected more than 15,000 home buyers just like you and we listen to what our customers say… Introduction The Role of the Seller The Role of the Building Surveyor Planning Issues and Certificates of Compliance… Continue Reading

FAQ’s about a House Survey

Q: What is a “House Survey”? A: A house survey is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation. Our building surveyor’s report will include an evaluation of the condition of the property’s roof, attic, roof coverings, exterior, grounds; interior walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors. … Continue Reading

Building Surveyor comments on Insurance Terms and Definitions

Building Surveyor comments on Insurance Terms and Definitions. Note, You should read your insurance policy document in full, different insurance companies may have different definitions then the ones listed below. An understanding of the terms used by insurance companies is a great starting point for unravelling your insurance policy. This insurance terms glossary contains some… Continue Reading

House Survey after Burst Pipe Leaks

One of the most common insurance claims made by home owners is for burst water pipes. In Ireland in 2010 there where thousands of burst pipe and water leak claims resulting in tens of millions in settlement claims. If water pipes are not insulated adequately the water inside the pipe will freeze during very cold weather.… Continue Reading