Residential building surveys

Commissioning a building survey will provide you with advanced warning of any problems with a particular property. This is the first step in saving you money. The type of survey (level 1, 2 or 3) you require will depend both on the age size and complexity of the property.

The report describes the form of construction and materials used for different parts of the property. It describes the condition in plain language and provides an assessment of the relative importance of defects or problems such as dampness timber decay or structural movement. Make general recommendations in respect of the cost and priority of necessary work. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors provides consumer guidance for home buyers: RICS Buying a Home and RICS Home Surveys Suite

Commercial building surveys

When you are purchasing a new home or business premises, you need to understand the condition of the property you are considering. In the case commercial property lease conditions or statute may impose financial obligations prior to use or at the end of the term in the form of dilapidations. For more information about the RICS Dilapidations Consumer Guide, click here.

  • Commissioning an appropriate survey will provide you with advanced warning of any problems with a particular property.
  • Use one of the following surveys to detail and document potential risks.
  • Pre-acquisition report for freehold occupier.
  • Pre-acquisition report for tenant before lease.
  • Schedule of Condition prior to lease or development.

Avoid expense

Commission one of our building surveys to understand about future issues and avoid expenses.

Expert reports

View the professional services page for advice on issues such as disputes on building work you have commissioned or specific building failures such as dampness, settlement or cracks in walls and floors.

For residential and commercial

building surveys in Liverpool call Craig Associates today on: 0151 709 1456