Structural Surveys – Orihuela_Costa – Torrevieja – Vega_Baja – Murcia

Structural Surveys – Orihuela_Costa – Torrevieja – Vega_Baja – Murcia

WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING AND SELLING PROPERTY THERE ARE MANY UNKNOWNS. OUR TEAM CAN HELP TAKE AWAY THE DOUBT.

We offer structural engineering reports from traditional and non-traditional houses, through to commercial buildings and industrial buildings in Torrevieja, Orihuela Costa, Vega Baja y Murcia.

We pride ourselves in providing value for money, fast turnaround and offer a one-stop-shop for all your property needs. Call us today or complete the quote form and one of our survey advisors will be in touch.

When you buy a property, you will first need to get a qualified surveyor to take a look at it to make sure it is structurally sound. If you want to purchase a residential property, there are three types of building surveys to choose from:

1.- Mortgage Valuation Report. A member of our team will visit the property and carry out a very basic inspection to ensure that the property is in reasonable condition, and worths the purchase price. This is the cheapest type of survey and it will not highlight any defects which are not immediately obvious

2.- Homebuyers Survey. This is a mid-level survey which is more in-depth than a Mortgage Valuation Report, but not as comprehensive as a complete Structural Survey. One of our member will make an overall assessment of the condition of the property. In addition, he will also report any problems which may require urgent attention o repairs. Once the survey has been completed you will receive a comprehensive report which includes an approximate calculation of the rebuilding costs of the property. This report will also highlights any problems which have been discovered which could affect the value of the property in the future.

3.- Structural Surveys. A full structural survey is the most comprehensive type of building surveys. An architect will carry out a detailed structural survey of the property from top to bottom. In this structural inspection, he will look at all aspects of the building structure: types of materials used, condition of the roof, state of the foundations and integrity of the walls. When carrying out a structural survey, we will actively search for potential problems and building defects – even if they are not immediately obvious. Once the survey has been completed, you will receive a detailed survey report which will identify any problems found.

In addition to looking at the design and construction of the property, a structural survey will pick up a wide range of property related problems such as:

  • Damaged or removed wall.
  • If any supporting walls have been altered or moved.
  • Any DIY « improvement » which have been carried out without the necessary planning permission.
  • Presence of hazardous materials ( e.g. asbestos) that may need to be professionally removed.
  • Damp related issues such as dry rot or rising damp.
  • Problems with the roof
  • Rotten or damaged windows frames.
  • Damage to brick or stonework ( e.g. frost damage)
  • Evidence of subsidence or land-slip
  • Poor plumbing, electrical or insulation
  • Possible areas to concern (e.g. party wall issues)
If you are planning on buying a newly built property (i.e. one that has been built in the last  years) then it should still be covered by a warranty. This guarantee will cover the property against all major defects, so a Mortgage Valuation or Homebuyers Survey will normally be sufficient. You will normally only need to consider having a estructural survey done if the property appears to be in a poor state of repair.

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