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Building Surveys

Building Surveys

We provide a fast and reliable building survey service for first time buyers, families buying their next home, as well as investors and developers, buying agents and many more, covering all types of property in London and the South East.

As well as pinpointing any defects, we will give you practical advice and recommendations on the likely costs of putting them right, or if further specialist input is required. With a survey from FPS, you will know exactly what you are buying, as well as any responsibilities or obligations that come with it, especially in the leasehold sector.

Our surveys

A building survey shows potential buyers the true condition of the building or flat, identifying structural defects and many unseen faults, giving them all the facts before committing to buying a property. As well as helping to avoid the need for unexpected and costly repairs, a survey puts the buyer in a stronger position to decide whether to proceed with the purchase – or negotiate a better deal.

We provide two types of reports:

Our Full Building Survey Report provides extensive reporting on all elements of a building.
It is a comprehensive report on the construction and condition of a property. It is particularly recommended for older properties that are more than 50 years old, unusually built or run-down. Buyers seeking to purchase a property that has previously been extended or altered, or if they are planning a major conversion or renovation to the building, are strongly advised to opt for a full survey. The Full Building Survey Report will include detailed technical information about the materials and construction, as well as an explanation of any defects, together with repair and maintenance options and the likely costs of any remedial works required.

Our Executive Summary Report is for properties requiring only a basic level of detail.
This is a bespoke survey created by us to bridge the gap between the Full Building Survey Report and so-called Home Buyer’s Survey reports, which we believe are too brief and lack crucial detail. Our Executive Summary provides a clear and concise report on the condition of the property, plus details of urgent faults as well as advice for legal advisors. The Executive Summary is suitable for newer or less complicated properties (particularly flats), or for experienced buyers, or those who only require key information. The Executive Summary Report will also include repair and maintenance options and the likely costs of any remedial works required.

Book your survey

Contact us now for more information or simply proceed to booking your survey by following our 4 quick steps.

  1. Provide property details
  2. Receive a quote within minutes
  3. Receive a call from us to discuss your options
  4. Book the survey


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