chapter  Chapter 11
13 Pages

Case study of a good building survey report

WithMike Hoxley

Good building survey report is based on a report that a relative of the author’s commissioned. As will be seen, the property had long-standing problems but the surveyor has been professional in considering whether the defects should deter his client from purchasing. It is clear from the report that the surveyor is well acquainted with the locality. The property is a Victorian mid-terraced house located in a popular residential suburb of a university city in East Anglia. The suburb has a mixture of owner-occupied and student-let property. Details of the property, client and surveyor have been anonymised in order to ensure that professional confidentiality is maintained. The client was very satisfied with the service provided by the surveyor since the cost of the remedial work carried out by the sellers was much more than her survey fee.