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Building Surveys (formally known as Structural Surveys) are suitable for all commercial property including offices, shops and industrial units, warehouses and business parks, restaurants, public houses, hotels, places of worship and petrol filling stations.

A Building Survey Report is a comprehensive, specialised and individually tailored report which is suitable for all commercial property. The report will provide detail on all aspects of the construction of the property and will include extensive technical information and advice in respect of minor and major repairs that may be required. A Building Survey can be commissioned either with or without a valuation.

Why do you need one?

It is advisable to have a Building Survey if you are either contemplating purchasing a freehold property or entering into a Lease on full repairing terms.

In the circumstances of a freehold purchase a building survey will represent a relatively small proportion of the total cost of the property and will prove to be an invaluable document both before and after the purchase itself. It will provide you with sufficient information concerning the condition of the property from which you will be able to make an informed decision so far as whether to proceed with the purchase and at what price.

In the circumstances of your entering into a Commercial Lease, these are invariably formulated on “full repairing” terms which requires a Lessee not only to keep the premises in good and tenantable repair but also to “put” the premises into repair. This could have implications both during the term of the Lease and certainly at the end of the Lease if the property suffers from any aspects of disrepair. It is therefore essential that a full building survey is commissioned prior to a lessee entering into a full (or partial) repairing lease in order to be fully aware of the potential liability from both a practical viewpoint (in terms of the physical state of the property) and contractual viewpoint (in respect of the obligations contained in the Lease).

As a more economical alternative to a building survey you may wish to consider commissioning a Report upon Condition.

With offices in Mayfair, Richmond and Harrow, we at David Cooper Associates Chartered Surveyors have longstanding, detailed and wide experience in respect of building surveys on behalf of purchasers and lessees, covering Central London, the City and the West-End including Kensington, Knightsbridge and Chelsea, North-West London including St John’s Wood and Hampstead, North and West London and all surrounding areas in Middlesex, Watford and all areas within Hertfordshire, Richmond and Guildford and the surrounding areas in Surrey and the surrounding areas of the South-East and the Home Counties. For further detailed information in respect of the areas we cover please go to locations.

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David Cooper Associates Chartered Surveyors on 0800 6124 960

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Freephone
0800 6124 960

From outside the UK
dial 0044 800 6124 960

Fax. 020 8206 9999
Email. info@david-cooper.co.uk

Surveys carried out at short notice and at weekends

David Cooper Associates have offices in the following areas:

Harrow, Middlesex

Kenton House, 666 Kenton Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 9QN

Mayfair, London W1

1 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8DJ

Richmond, Surrey

Parkshot House, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2PR

From our offices, we cover most areas of the South and South East and many areas of the UK.

RICS: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Regulated by RICS

Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association
Members of the ISA

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