Structural surveys are vital in assessing the general condition of residential and commercial buildings. When buying any type of property, a survey can help to determine whether the building is in a sound structural condition or whether there may be issues hidden away under the surface.
CIA will send a qualified Chartered Surveyor to visit your property or the property of choice and carry out a detailed survey.
In relation to residential property, there are three different types of survey for you to choose from:
Homebuyers report: This is not a full structural survey but one that provides a general overall picture about the condition of the property. Any issues which may need addressing urgently will also be picked up by this type of survey.
Structural survey: This is the most comprehensive type of survey and includes a thorough examination of the property in its entirety. This type of survey will look at the condition of the roof, the walls and the foundations, and the property surveyor will be looking for signs of potential problems that buyers may need to be aware of in the future.
Mortgage valuation report: This is the most basic survey type and seeks to assess whether the property is worth its purchase price or not. In this instance, the surveyor will not be looking for anything other than defects which are immediately obvious to the naked eye and can affect the purchase price of the property you have in mind to purchase.
CIA can provide a full building surveying service to both residential and commercial clients, which includes the following:
- Contract Administration.
- Project Management.
- Building Defect Analysis and Surveys.
- Party Wall Matters.
- Full Building Surveys.
- Dilapidation Schedules.
- Maintenance and Cyclical Works of Multiple Occupancy Blocks.
- Licence for Alterations.
And much more if required additional services.