Base Building Consultancy can carry out various types of building inspections and surveys. These range from brief inspections in order to report on minor dampness and water ingress problems in buildings, to detailed pre-acquisition surveys prior to a building being purchased. All surveys will be carried out by experienced Chartered Building Surveyors.
Defect Diagnosis Surveys
Defect diagnosis surveys generally deal with fault finding within a building. These are particularly useful for Asset Managers, where various problems have been reported by tenants of a building. Our surveyors will inspect the property and will carry out a full diagnosis of the problem, with various remedies recommended to solve the issue.
Schedule of Condition Surveys
Schedule of conditions report on the condition of the property in a schedule format. These are used for describing the exact the condition of property without determining the cause of the defect. They accurately reflect the condition of the property on the day of inspection. These can be incorporated into a lease, prior to the lease starting, so that the tenant or landlord has a record of the condition of the property on the day the lease term was started. They can also be used in terms of Party Wall negotiations.
A pre-acquisitions survey, as the name implies, is used primarily when purchasing a property. This can either be for a commercial investor purchasing a freehold interest in a building. Pre-acquisition surveys can also be useful for a prospective occupier, prior to agreeing the terms of a commercial lease, as the survey will identify major defects which could increase service charge contributions. These surveys are usually very detailed in the examination of the property, outlining caused of defects, and a typical budget cost of the works required to repair the defect. The survey will also comment on the repairing liabilities of any existing leases in place, if purchasing a freehold investment, or comment on the proposed repairing liabilities of a new full repairing and insuring lease.