What’s Included in a Pre Purchase House Survey?

Along with being an exciting time in a person’s life, purchasing a property is also one of the biggest purchases a person will make in their lifetime. Therefore, it is extremely important to make sure that the property you are considering isn’t hiding any major problems that will hurt you financially.

Hiring a pre-purchase house surveyor can help you save a lot of money, and avoid many headaches that may hide in your future home. Read on to learn more about what a pre-purchase house survey is and what a pre-purchase house surveyor does.


What is a Pre-Purchase Survey?

When purchasing a house, you can include conditions in your negotiation. One of these conditions should be a pre-purchase home survey. This means it will take place after the price of the property has been negotiated but before you buy the property.

This survey, also known as an inspection, is carried out on behalf of the potential purchaser and is done before the signing of any final contract documentation. It is a detailed inspection of the internal and external areas of the property to determine if there are any defects or problems present that might affect the purchaser’s decision on the sale.

As your pre-purchase house surveyor, we will do a thorough walk-through of the property you are looking to purchase and will make a report of their findings. How long the home survey will take to complete depends entirely on the size of the property, the type of the property, and how old the property is. Once the survey is done, we will then be able to write a report for you.

The report can take up to 10 days to produce as it is extremely detailed and advises on every internal and external element to the property.


What Does a Pre-Purchase Survey Cover?

When you hire a pre-purchase house surveyor to do a property inspection for you, we will walk through the property doing both interior and exterior checks.

As we inspect the property, we are looking at:

  • Both the interior and exterior structure
  • The conditions of the window and doors
  • All the electrics in the home
  • The plumbing and heating
  • The condition of the roof
  • Any potential safety issues
  • Proper drainage and any water damage
  • And so much more

Not only do we do these inspections to ensure that there are no hidden problems, but also to make sure that everything in the home is up to code. If there have been recent renovations or add-ons to the home, we can look at these and tell you if they were done properly.


Hiring the Right Pre-Purchase House Surveyor

Now that you know what a pre-purchase house surveyor does, you won’t want to make your next property purchase without having an inspection done. When you hire Denis Creedon Consulting Engineering & Company, you are hiring professional and knowledgeable specialists with many years of experience. We offer friendly, personal service with competitive prices and tailored services to suit your needs.

For more information on our house survey services, please visit our house survey page.



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