A building survey is a vital tool when investing in property.
When considering investing in any property, whether freehold or leasehold, a building survey by an RICS qualified building surveyor is vital. A full building survey will identify all building fabric, services and legal issues which may affect the property or the demise under your obligations in the lease.
A building survey is crucial document for anyone purchasing a freehold, or indeed anyone taking on a full repairing and insuring lease, as it will highlight any defects or maintenance issues that may arise during the tenancy or occupation period for which they might be responsible.
A detailed and accurate building survey report not only allows you to identify repair and maintenance issues to the physical property but will also uncover any legal issues, compliance with legislation (such as the Equality Act), asbestos issues, M&E matters and provide guidance on the suitability of the property for its intended use.
At Neil Mason Associates, the Northampton-based building surveying team specialises in commercial building surveys, particularly building surveys for industrial properties, warehousing or retail units regardless of size. We can also carry out building surveys on residential properties if required.
Our RICS qualified building surveyors can provide a comprehensive range of building survey reports tailored to your specific needs. The reports range from a basic summary survey covering key areas of concern and associated budget costs to a full survey which details the building on an element by element basis, covering all internal and external issues including boundaries, access roads, M&E and other statutory matters.
Dependent on the results of the survey, we can project manage any further works required from inception to completion. We have excellent working relationships with a number of specialist contractors and have close links with M&E engineers, structural engineers and specialist environmental consultants.
We are based in Northampton and cover Northamptonshire, the wider Midlands Region and the Home Counties.
Read how a building survey helped a client negotiate the purchase of his commercial property investment.