Pre-Purchase House Survey / Homebuyers Survey

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Residential Valuations

Building Surveys (Structured Surveys)

Land Registry Maps, Land Surveying and Boundary Issues

Measured Surveys

Planning Applications, Design and Contract Administration

A pre-purchase house survey, often referred to as a homebuyers survey, commenting on the general condition and state of repair of a residential property, reporting on any urgent or significant defects.

The pre-purchase report identifies the main issues, defects and concerns with the property,
including services, garage, outbuilding and boundaries and advises on their condition. The survey report informs the prospective purchaser whether the defects are serious or urgent and advises on remedial works, repairs and maintenances required. This type of inspection, survey and report are usually adequate for the majority of standard constructed residential properties, including apartments, traditional houses and most family homes, which has not been significantly altered or extended.

The pre-purchase house survey we undertake and the detailed survey report we produce allows the prospective purchaser to make an informed decision as to whether or not to proceed with the purchase, or whether additional consideration and renegotiations may be required.

A pre-purchase house survey / home buyers survey is quite different from a Residential Valuation Survey, which will be undertaken by a registered valuer, to assess the value of a property, by completing a 3-4 page market valuation report on the property. A residential valuation report is a prerequisite for all lending institutions, with each financial institution having a set approved panel of valuers.

As we are on the approved valuation panel of a number of the financial institutions, such as AIB and Bank of Ireland, we can undertake Residential Valuation Surveys in addition to the pre-purchase house survey / home buyers survey. In some cases, a pre-purchase house / homebuyers survey may however not be suitable for some buildings, such as for very old or unusual properties or those of non-traditional construction type. In such circumstances, a more detailed full Building Survey or a full Structural Survey may be more appropriate.

One of our surveying team members will be happy to advise you as to the most appropriate survey which should be carried out on the property you are considering purchasing and also on the various services which we can provide. Our Surveying team have extensive experience in carrying out pre-purchase house survey on a wide range of residential properties in Dublin and North East Region, including Louth, Meath, Kildare, Wicklow, Wexford and Monaghan, for the past 40 years.

Contact Thorntons Chartered Surveyors when you want a comprehensive and detailed pre-purchase house / homebuyers survey, prepared by a Professional Chartered Building Surveying Firm, utilizing years of experience, expertise and knowledge, to inspect the property you are considering buying.

To book your pre-purchase house / homebuyers survey simply contact us on phone us on 01 8850400 or click on the Enquiry Form and fill in your details. We carry out pre-purchase house surveys in Dublin and the surrounding countries, including Louth, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow.


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