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 in and discover that you need about €25,358.65 worth of repairs. Wouldn’t it be better if you knew about these repairs and potential issues before you bought.

Your Building Surveyor  will explain everything you need to know about your new home, ensuring that you have all necessary information to make a sound and informed decision, before buying. Don’t make your biggest purchase, your most costly mistake. Having a pre-purchase Building Survey carried out by our company as early as possible in the buying process could highlight issues that the builder or seller should correct before you purchase, thereby saving you thousands of euro’s.

We evaluate the foundations, structural walls, drainage, floors, stairs, interior walls and ceilings, attic timbers, roof coverings, windows, doors, and ventilation, and provide a cursory view of the electric, heating and plumbing.

Your questions are welcome and will be answered based on our wealth of knowledge and experience. As in all walks of life, building surveyors learn from experience. Surveying a home and communicating that information to a home buyer is best achieved by using a qualified and specialised pre-purchase building surveyor.

YOUR satisfaction with the building survey we perform are our ONLY concerns. Our goal is to give you all the information on the home that you are buying, be it good, bad or indifferent.

Your home WILL NOT be surveyed by a person who spends most of his day carrying out other important duties like formulating detailed structural calculations, completing fire safety certificates, completing planning permission applications and architectural drawings. Many companies carry out a building survey as an add-on to their main business. At Property Health Check Ltd we specialise in pre-purchase building surveys on a day to day basis.

Our surveyors have carried out thousands of surveys on homes, and from experience know exactly what is required and achievable for the client when carrying out a pre-purchase building survey.

Your detailed typed report along with annotated photographs taken during the inspection will be emailed to you in PDF format.

The building survey report will be emailed to you within 3 working days. We don’t make commitments to have the report emailed to you in the next 24 hours. It’s most important that the report you get is accurate and well written and not rushed out to you. You maybe living in your home for the next twenty years and a poorly written and rushed report may certainly have errors or omissions in it. It is important that clients read the full report and not just scan through the summary, you will get a far superior understanding about the house you are buying. When you finish reading the full building survey report you will have a full understanding about the main concerns and issues effecting the property.

Our customer care team look forward to answering your call or responding to your email enquiry. They have had many years of experience dealing with building survey enquiries and making sure our clients gets the best possible service. We keep our building survey practice small but specialised. If you call our office and they are busy on another line, please leave a message and they will call you back as soon as possible.

Your building surveyor is always available to discuss your report with you, however he can not take a call when performing a survey.  If you have a query just email it to the office and it will be forwarded on to your surveyor along with a copy of your report.  Your surveyor will  call you as soon as he is available and will also have the information he needs to discuss the issue with you in detail.

Our thorough, easily understood and expertly prepared building survey reports are designed to help you avoid making a bad decision and exposing your family to the risk of buying a money pit.

Our clients choose us because our goal is to provide you with thorough and easily understood building survey by a qualified, experienced, thorough and patient building surveyor. After you searched long and hard for the home you are buying, you deserve the best building survey you can find. Our experienced building surveyor realise you (our clients) are spending your hard earned savings on a home and know our clients deserve the best building survey.

M Mc Kenna, Harolds Cross Rd, D6.

“May I take this opportunity to commend the high quality of the survey and indeed the speed and professionalism of its presentation. As it transpires, we did not attend the auction and believe that your survey saved us from the very scenario we wished to avoid. We were prepared to pay a premium price for a house in turn key condition. Your survey indicated that particular house was merely a cosmetic masterpiece”

M Begue, Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

“Thank you very much for the service provide, we were really impressed”

B Shaw, Santry Ave, D9.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for doing such a thorough report. I was very happy with it and will recommend to anyone”

E O’Flynn, Castleknock, D15.

“Thank you for providing as always such a prompt and efficient service. We have been impressed with your professionalism and have already recommended your services to others”

C Fox, Clonsilla, D15.

I would like to thank you for your help in this matter and will not hesitate to recommend Property Health Check to any friends in the future”

D Geraghty, Cabra, D7.

“Many thanks for your prompt and thorough attention to the structural survey which we requested and your follow up advice”

D Kelly, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin.

Many Thanks for you excellent inspection of the property we are purchasing. We are delighted with your professional assessment”

J Metcalf, Cabra West, D7.

Thank you very much for the prompt and thorough report. It was extremely useful”

G Kenion, Newcastle, Co. Dublin.

“”Thank you for all that you have done and for keeping your fees very reasonable”

M Steele, Beaumont, D9.

“Thank you for your comprehensive report and advice”

S Perkins, Glasnevin, D11.

“I would like to thank you for your very professional and detailed report and I would recommend you to any prospective buyer”

K Byrne, Walkinstown, D12.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Sweeney for the swiftness and quality of his work “

A. Tiernan, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

Thank you for the property survey. Your comments and advice were very useful and much appreciated”

Most home buyers believe it is a buyers market. Few people realise today’s market is full of poorly maintained and badly built homes constructed during the Celtic Tiger, many with deliberately concealed problems laying in wait for you and your family. Home sellers who are motivated to sell know they might have to make concessions in order to close the deal.

Today more than ever educated home buyers know having the best building survey is one way to obtain a better bargaining position and to get the best over all deal.

P Somerville, Clondalkin, D22.

“We found your service most efficient, thorough, reliable and would have no hesitation recommending your company”

M Healy, Phibsboro, D7.

“Many thanks for your excellent service”

Our clients tell us we have the most thorough, prompt and professional building survey in the Greater Dublin Area. We provide the best building survey we can for each and every one of our clients. We will explain everything you need to know about your new home and answer your questions.

T Joyce, Irishtown, D4.

“I would like to thank you for the thorough investigation which you carried out”

B Pierce, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

I am more then satisfied with the service you provided and the results of this detailed report, Thanking you”


Most of our clients choose us based upon the recommendation of a solicitor, friend or relative. When we perform a building survey for you we tell you what is wrong, why it is wrong and what to do about it. We do so using plain English and are happy to provide you with further explanations should you not understand the issue. The only person we are concerned with pleasing is YOU!

B Ryan, Kilcock, Co. Meath.

“We would like to thank you for your quality of service and such a quick response to my call”


Our easily understood building survey reports contain easily understood wording your solicitor will need when you ask the seller to take corrective actions along with photographs to show the problems. When conditions that are unsafe or hazardous exist we will say so in clear English. Our building surveyor explains everything you need to know about the home you intend to buy.

D Ellison, Ratoath, Co. Meath.

“A quick thank you for the very efficient and cost-effective service you provide-we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our friends”


Since 1990, Peter Sweeney has been answering client questions, explaining how systems in homes work and providing over 10,000 building survey reports. Peter has inspected over 10,000 homes, one survey at a time.

With over 20 years experience carrying out building surveys, Peter Sweeney is one of the most experienced and qualified building surveyors in Ireland. When it is time to hire someone for your building survey, you want Property Health Check on your side.

R Kehoe, North Strand, D3.

“Many thanks for carrying out the survey for us so promptly and so efficiently, it has been invaluable to us”

M Purcell, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

“Thanking you for your very professional service”


The building survey report role in a home purchase is crucial. Many buyers purchase their home on impulse and find themselves suffering from buyers remorse upon discovering serious flaws in the home itself. At Property Health Check, we provide our clients with the building survey report they need to make an educated choice regarding the quality and condition of their potential new home, we inspect for common home defects and not so common ones. By hiring an experienced building surveyor our clients are better able to judge the strengths and weaknesses of the home in which they are under contract to buy and help avoid home buyer’s remorse. We inspect the structure, exterior, drainage, grounds and roof and provide a cursory overview of the plumbing, electric, heating, as can be seen in our sample building survey reports.

In our website we provide home maintenance and other information relating to extensions and building alterations. Our website also provides information about drainage systems, septic tanks, dampness and numerous other items.

D Collis, Killiney, Co. Dublin.

“Thank you for your prompt and efficient service.It has been a pleasure dealing with you”

All clients of Property Health Check are encouraged to read the building survey report in full and discuss any of their concerns with the building surveyor, they receive a custom building survey report prepared by the building surveyor detailing his observations. They also will understand from reading the building survey report, what is wrong, why it is wrong, what do about it and recommendations of useful upgrades to the property systems. If items are found that are unsafe, hazardous or require further evaluation by an expert or cannot be inspected, the report tells you so in plain English. The building survey report is designed to help you save money as well provide peace of mind in your new investment.

Our clients receive direction on how to benefit from further information and solutions available in our registered website as the building survey takes place. The website has additional information relating to most problems which are highlighted in the inspection.

Some of topics in website includes a home inspection glossary, a system by system summary, illustrated narrative sheets that outline problems and repairs as well as maintenance guides. This information will be an essential reference long after you and your building surveyor have completed your building survey.


We know our clients are in a hurry to get their report. Our building surveyor will give you a verbal run down as to the condition of the house at the conclusion of the building survey. The building surveyor will complete the written report it will be emailed to you as a PDF. Our reports are not written in technical language so they are easy to read and easily understood.

Buying a new home is a huge investment. Making certain that it is safe for your family is the most vital part of the inspection. At Property Health Check, we guide you through the building survey report so you can rest assured that you have guaranteed both your investment and your safety.


Currently, we provide pre-purchase building survey services in the greater Dublin Area and in County Kerry and County Cork.


The cost of a Property Health Check building survey report is excellent value. If the building survey turns up little wrong with the home (few do), you’ve bought some relatively inexpensive peace of mind. If the building survey finds serious problems (most do), then the few hundred euros you invest in your building survey could end up saving you many thousands of euros.


Please look around our website for additional information about pre-purchase building survey service. We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions call our customer care team on  01-6281040 between the hours of 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM Monday to friday. If the line is busy or you are calling outside these hours please leave a message and they will get back onto you without delay.

The use of the title Building Surveyor is protected under the Building Control Act 2007. The Act recognised qualified members of the Association of Building Engineers, the SCS, (RICS) and CIOB as being qualified the use the designated title “Building Surveyor”.

If you are in the process of buying or upgrading a property the following organisations maybe of assistance to you including Royal Institute of Architects, Engineers Ireland, Sustainable Energy Ireland, Department of Environment, House Rebuilding Insurance Guide, Attic Conversions, Myhome, Daft, Globrix, Law Society