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 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 purchased?

Your House Survey will explain everything you need to know about your new home ensuring that you have all the information so that you can make a sound and informed decision, before buying. Don’t make your biggest purchase, your most costly mistake. Having a pre-purchase house survey carried out by our company as early as possible in the buying process can save you thousands of euro on issues which you may be able to have the seller or builder correct.

Our visual survey will evaluate the foundations, exterior walls, drainage, floors, stairs, interior walls and ceilings, roof, windows, doors, and ventilation.

Any questions are welcomed and will be answered based on over twenty years of actual pre-purchase house surveying 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 when using a qualified and specialist pre-purchase house surveyor.

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

Most house buyers believe it is a buyers market. Few people realize today’s market is full of poorly maintained and badly built houses 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 house buyers know having the best house survey report is one way to obtain a better bargaining position and to get the best over all deal.


Most of our clients choose us based upon the recommendation of a solicitor, friend or relative. When we perform a house 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!


Our easily understood house survey reports contain easily understood terms both you and your solicitor will need when you request the seller to take corrective actions on defects shown up in the house survey. When conditions that are unsafe or hazardous exist we will say so in clear English. Our visual house survey report explains what need to know about the home you intend to buy, and will recommend if further enquiries are required.


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

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


The importance of a house survey report in a house purchase is crucial. Many buyers purchase their home on impulse and find themselves suffering from buyers remorse upon discovering serious flaws in the house itself. At Property Health Check, we provide our clients with the tools they need to make an educated choice regarding the quality and condition of their potential new house, we inspect for common house defects and not so common ones. By hiring an experienced house 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, roof, interior and more as can be seen in our sample house 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.

All clients of Property Health Check are encouraged to read the house survey report in full and discuss any of their concerns with the house surveyor, our clients receive a custom typed house survey report prepared by the house surveyor detailing his observations. They also will understand from reading the house 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 house survey report tells you so in plain English. The house 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 house 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 survey 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 house surveyor have completed your house survey.


We know our clients are in a hurry to get their house survey report. Our house surveyor will give you a verbal run down as to the condition of the house at the conclusion of the house survey. The house surveyor will complete the written report and it will be forwarded to you as  PDF within 3 working days. Our house survey reports are not written in technical language so they are easy to read and easily understood.

Buying a house 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 house surveying process so you can rest assured that you have guaranteed both your investment and your safety.


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