Pre-purchase Building Inspections
Houses on the market have usually been prepared to look their best for sale. As a result any faults are often not easily seen.
It takes a trained eye to judge whether a house is sound or has hidden faults; whether it has any illegal extensions or repair work; and what may be needed to correct a fault.
A pre-purchase building inspection examines the whole building objectively for structural soundness and the condition of services and fittings. The professional carrying out the inspection will produce a written report for you covering areas such as:
- Electrical and plumbing systems
- Condition of windows and doors
- Presence of salt damp
- Foundation settlement including previously concealed problems such as cracks in walls
- The likely cause of any faults and appropriate remedial measures including cost guidance.
A pre-purchase inspection can give you peace of mind and help you to make an informed decision about the condition of a house.