Also known as: structural survey
Type of property: suitable for all buildings, but in particular for listed buildings; large, older or rundown properties; unusual or altered buildings; or if you are planning major works. Type of service: gives detailed information on the structure and fabric of the property, and includes:
* A thorough inspection and detailed report on all aspects of the condition of the property
* A description of visible defects and potential problems caused by hidden flaws.
* An outline of repair options and the likely consequences of inactivity
* Advice for your legal advisers and details of serious risks and dangerous conditions
Reason for service: If you want a detailed inspection and report of its structure, fabric and condition, especially if you are planning major structural alterations.
Other features: aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future.
For awareness: The most detailed and comprehensive report available, and can be tailored to suit the purchaser’s needs. Potentially allows purchasers to negotiate a better deal with the seller.
Valuation included: does not automatically include a valuation; this may be provided as a separate extra service.
Report format: tailored to the client’s requirements, usually based on the surveyor’s standard format.