Pre-Auction House Survey

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Pre-Auction House Survey

Buying a property at auction is a daunting experience for anyone. Prior to the auction, a prospective purchaser needs to have all your legal due diligence done - if successful at auction, the prospective buyer becomes the buyer and is entering into a legal contract to purchase the property on that day. Like with legals, when going to auction, a prospective buyer needs to have due diligence done in relation the condition of the property. With auctions, a pre-auction house survey needs to be carried out promptly, yet comprehensively. Here at DGS Consulting, we can meet your urgent needs with respect to carrying out a pre-auction survey. We can provide you with this opinion promptly at very competitive fee rates. We offer reduced fee rates when completing a pre-auction survey as it is usually a verbal opinion given.

The same main areas of inspection in an engineer's report are undertaken in a pre-auction survey. The only difference between the two inspections is that the pre-auction survey is usually a verbal opinion given, often due to time constraints (summary written opinion can be provided on request).

Our pre-auction house survey consists of a five main areas of inspection:

Site and Drainage: Elevation of site; site lines; trees; boundaries defined; RoWs, shared access, public roads, and, over 11 other checks...

External Property: Cracks (structural, non-structural); walls/roof condition, chimney, flashings, dpc/150mm internal clearance, and, over 7 other checks...

Internal Property: Cracks (structural, non-structural); building fabric; dampness, leaks/staining, moisture/humidity readings, ventilation; attic - timbers, roof felt, insulation, ventilation, water ingress, dry/wet rot, chimney, water tank, and, over 10 other checks...

Safety: Smoke, heat, CO monitoring, intruder alarms and fire detection; potable water; radon; means of escape, and, over 13 other checks...

Planning and Building Regulations: Planning history - reviewing conditions and comparing as-built. All advisory information within the report is written having specific regard for the building regulations at the time of construction.

Contact us today for a free competitive quote. Our survey work is very competitively priced - we will complete the work quickly while ensuring that the work is also comprehensively carried out.

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