Domestic building surveys
Buying a house usually requires a major financial investment by the prospective owner. To minimize the potential risks associated with the purchase of domestic properties, CHA have developed a full range of surveys to satisfy the various requirements of our customers.
Our Charted Building Surveyors and Structural Engineers have appropriate skills and experience to deliver a professional report to our clients within one week of visiting the property. The various building surveying services we offer are described below:
Full building surveys
This is the most comprehensive survey and report provided by CHA and is most suitable for older and larger houses.
Each structural element of the property is inspected in detail including the fixtures, outbuildings and grounds.
Our report describes the type of construction, the existing condition and the extent of repair work required.
A summary section is provided at the end of the report which includes maintenance advice and cost information for the repair work.
Structure only survey
This report is mainly suitable for developers who have identified a property which requires significant refurbishment of the fabric and services.
Our survey concentrates on the main structural elements including the roof, external walls, floors and foundations.
Any structural defects are highlighted in our reports, including budget repair estimates.