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What our customers think...

We were very pleased with ‘Property Health Check’ and the comprehensive report provided. We provided the summary pages to our Solicitor and Vendor, highlighting only the few major items that needed attention. The Vendor took care of everything, even the small issues that did not really give me cause for concern. It has been a rewarding process and we have and will recommend ‘Property Health Check’ to our friends and neighbours.

Paddy Burke, Kilcock, Co. Kildare

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What's included in an apartment survey

  • Apartment with cars parked outside


    The survey reports on the exterior of the individual apartment/duplex/maisonette unit

    • Exterior doors
    • Windows
    • Balconies
    • Flooding observations
    • Roof coverings
    • Roof ventilation
    • Fascia's and soffits
    • Valley's, gutters and downpipes
    • Chimney's and flues
  • chimney-stack


    The structure is by far the most important part of the building survey. It involves examining all visible structural parts of the individual apartment/duplex/maisonette unit and a general overview of the apartment block. Items reported on include:

    • Structural alterations
    • Masonry walls
    • Foundation movement and cracks
    • Timber framed walls
    • Window sills / Lintels
    • Internal floors
    • Rising damp
    • Lateral dampness
  • Drains


    In the grounds section we report on:

    • Exterior drainage - under and overground
    • Grading
    • Grounds / garden
    • Flooding
    • Underground car parks
    • Boundaries
  • Unconverted attic space


    Observations on the roof structure / attic space (if part of the actual apartment being inspected), including:

    • Roof structure and materials
    • Structural alterations to roof
    • Chimney breast in attic space
    • Access
  • Mould on wall in corner of room


    Observations on decoration and ventilation concerns including:

    • Ventilation, condensation, dampness and mould
    • Walls
    • Ceilings
    • Doors
    • Windows
    • Floor coverings
    • Fire safety observations
    • Installed detectors
    • Property insulation
    • Thermal imaging scan
  • Electrical meter

    Electrical Services

    A cursory view of the electrical installations is included.

    No opening up or testing of systems or individual parts is carried out.

    This section includes comments on:

    • Overview of electrical system
    • Electrical panel
    • Electrical wiring
    • Electrical fittings
  • Boiler in boiler house

    Heating System

    A cursory view of the heating fixtures is included.

    No opening up or testing of the system or individual parts is carried out.

    This section includes comments on:

    • Overview of heating system
    • Water heating system
    • Fireplaces
    • Pipes to radiators
    • Radiators
  • Plumbing trap under kitchen sink

    Plumbing Installation

    A cursory view of the plumbing system is included.

    No opening up or testing of the system or individual parts is carried out.

    This section includes comments on:

    • Overview of plumbing system
    • Plumbing supply and discharge, private or public
    • Lead rising mains
    • Taps and showers
    • Plumbing fixtures
    • Water storage tank
  • Cover of section A Building Regulations leaflet

    Overview of Apartment Block Common Areas

    The observations include comments on:

    • Common areas
    • Fire egress
    • Fire hazards
  • House shaped logo for property health check

    Our Service

    Our professional service will provide you with the following:

    • 24/7 online quotation service
    • Sample reports provided with quotation
    • Helpful staff available for telephone queries during office hours
    • 24/7 online booking notification service
    • Access to property organised by us
    • A qualified building surveyor to perform your survey
    • A call from the engineer on the day of survey to provide a quick rundown of findings.
    • PDF report emailed to you within 3 working days
    • PI insurance cover
  • Terms and Conditions Text Box

    Terms and Conditions

    Straightforward easy to read, transparent terms and conditions provided with your quotation, covering the following points:

    • Report overview
    • Limitations of report
    • Apartment / Duplex / Maisonette Surveys
    • Boundary checks (when carried out at the same time as the Building Survey Report)
    • Property contents and occupancy
    • Accessibility, voids and concealed areas
    • Mechanical, electrical and heating services – plumbing, heating, drainage, ventilation and a/c systems, electrics or information and communications technology
    • Deleterious and hazardous materials
    • Tree / vegetation proximity and invasive plantations
    • Land Contamination
    • Price and payment
    • Report issue
    • Liability, confidentiality and ownership
    • Termination


I was extremely impressed with the service provided by I was purchasing an apartment, which had been going on for a while, but then started moving very quickly, in that I ended up with 2 days to try and get a survey done before exchanging contracts. I requested a quote from PHC at 3 pm on Wednesday and got a response within half an hour, and was able to set up a survey for lunchtime on Thursday. Following this, Peter called me to give me an overview of his findings and to let me know key takeaways – this was great to get on the same day as meant I was able to get comfortable that there was nothing seriously wrong to halt the sale. He also gave me some questions that I should ask of the solicitors/management company, which was most useful. On Monday, I received my full report on email, which was very comprehensive (including photographs) and gave suggestions for improvements, work that definitely needs to be done (e.g reseal around bath, fix lock on door) and also some health warnings about the storage heating system, which may not be ideal.

All in all, a fantastic survey at a great price – I had been quoted much higher amounts by other providers.

Claire Fenelon, Dublin (2016)
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20-20 vision videos

Quick insightful videos of issues our surveyors look for, find, and report on during their surveys.