Subsidence and Building Surveys: Why You Need Them
A Building Survey, otherwise known as a Structural Survey is usually undertaken by a professional surveyor when a property owner makes the decision to sell their property. The survey will give an accurate picture of the condition and well being of the building. It can also indicate any future problems, such as water damage, which would need to be addressed before the potential buyer considers taking a loan out against the value of the property. The survey should also contain a note list of all external factors which could affect the structural soundness of the building and identify any potential threat to the occupants. It is important that these surveys are carried out by a reputable Building Survey Birmingham company such as Sam Conveyancing.
Structural Surveys are usually carried out by accredited surveying companies who have years of experience in building surveys and can fulfil both full and part design/development work, which may include subsidence investigation, on site surveys, loft ventilation and inspection, facade restoration, roof surveys, wall surface surveys and basement survey if applicable.
These types of surveys are carried out by trained surveyors who have the knowledge and experience required, as well as access to high quality computer software systems, which enables them to produce extremely high quality results in a very short time. They will also know where the best site for your subsidence concerns lies and can often negotiate a purchase price with the owners depending on the land and location of the property. With qualified and experienced surveyors carrying out the structural inspection, you can feel confident in your knowledge and you’ll feel prepared to tackle the problems that might arise.