A Building Survey is a very detailed investigation and inspection of a commercial property in enough detail to allow a qualified surveyor to tell what effect a property will have on a buyer/client/holder of that particular property. One of the first things a building survey will tell you is how much room the property has. It will also tell you what the elevations and levels are and what kind of utilities and amenities are on the property. If there is a basement, it will show you what the structural condition of it is. If there are any living spaces, such as a living room or kitchen, they will be looked at as well.
A structural survey will not only show you the general structure of the building but will give you information on the different systems and components of it that might affect its efficiency or cause it to function less efficiently. Some surveyors are qualified in the field of heating and plumbing, for example. In these specialized fields, it’s not a good idea to rely on a general survey which may not be thorough. By using a building survey, you can make sure that your home or commercial facility is running as efficiently and safely as possible.
A quality building surveyor such as those from Building Survey Manchester company Sam Conveyancing will be qualified to inspect any building. They should have access to all equipment and sources of heat and cold and be able to take an accurate measurement of all aspects of the building. This includes all roofing, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, walls and any other interior structures. The inspection should give a detailed description of the condition and utilities and detail the cause of any discrepancies.
The purpose of a Building Survey is not just to check that everything is running smoothly but to protect homebuyers from buying a home that has structural defects that are not visible to the naked eye. For example, leaks under the sink, roof leaks, water damage in the walls, electrical defects, cracks and gaps in the foundation. It would be very difficult to sell a house that has these kinds of defects. It’s also illegal to sell a home with these kinds of defects. A Building Survey is the tool you need to make sure that your homebuyer is getting a fair and honest deal.
Not all homebuyers surveys are the same. There are different kinds of methods for obtaining property surveys, different quality levels and different costs. One thing is for sure: a full structural survey is very different from a homebuyer’s survey. If you’re a new homebuilder looking to purchase a new property, I recommend that you get a Building Survey, a subsidence survey or a general home survey first.