What Does a Building Survey Look For?

When looking into conveyancing it’s important to firstly define what a building survey is. A building survey is a visual examination of the exterior and interior of any property which has been set for sale or rent and involves taking a detailed look at each and every item which make up the property, and indeed what it is worth. It should be remembered that a conveyancing survey is not the same as a valuation and indeed should never be seen as being comparable because a valuation is based on precise comparison between the property and the valuation offers by other buyers and sellers, and while a conveyancing is carried out after the sale/rental has taken place, the values are generally set when the property is being offered – so that there is a clear connection between the values and the sale/rental transaction. So, what does a building survey look for? You can get one from this Building Survey Birmingham based company https://www.samconveyancing.co.uk/Homebuyers-Survey/Home-Buyers-Survey-Birmingham.

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The main areas covered by the survey are both the interior and exterior surfaces of the property, but more importantly it looks to look into how well the items are fitted together, whether they are in good condition at all, and whether there are any issues with the structural integrity of the items in question.

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One of the main reasons why a conveyancing survey may be undertaken is because a change in circumstances may have arisen over a period of time, making previous sales of the property worthless and therefore necessitating a new conveyancing. A comprehensive survey will also identify any flaws with the structure of the house and will check to see whether those flaws are obvious to the naked eye or not.

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