chapter  1
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The purpose of a Building Survey is to give an independent professional opinion on the condition of a property. The traditional relationship is for the surveyor to be acting for a potential purchaser but a surveyor could also be instructed to prepare a report in other circumstances some of which are described later in this book including reports for litigation, dilapidations or for a vendor prior to marketing the property. Various levels of inspection and testing may be appropriate and there are many possible formats for the report.