A Pre-purchase Survey Report, also known as an Engineer's Report is undertaken by an engineer on behalf of a purchaser prior to completing the purchase of a property.
The Pre-purchase Report is undertaken by an engineer to identify any defects, structural or otherwise within the property.
The report should include a costings estimate for rectifying any issues prior to you purchasing the property, potentially saving you thousands of euros. These issues are usually rectified by the seller prior to the purchase being completed or else taken off the purchase price of the house.
The cost of rectifying any such defects can run into tens of thousands of euros, depending on the seriousness of the defect. This becomes the purchaser’s liability once contracts have been signed. We strongly recommend engaging an engineer to carry out a survey prior to purchasing a property. It is after all probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make.
As part of our reports, we undertake a structural survey of the building elements such as roofs, walls and floors. We check for issues such as subsidence and dampness. We carry out a condition survey of all the other elements within the building such as joinery, finishes, fixtures and fittings.
We will also prepare a cost estimate for any essential repairs and renovations that may be required to the property.
Our reports are very comprehensive and we aim to turn around a report in 3 days once appointed.