Pre-Purchase surveys are normally carried out before a final decision is made on whether or not to purchase a property. This report should generally serve twin roles confirming all visible defects on accessible surfaces or under the surfaces if identifiable and serving to alert buyers for potential hidden defects which may be present.
A snag list comprises of an examination of finished work to identify remaining defects on the property prior to signing contracts or issuing final payment.
A Structural Survey is normally deemed necessary when a Pre-Purchase Survey or Snag List identifies a potential underlying threat to the building. VCL has the expertise to investigate, follow though and research any potential difficulties with buildings or structures and to recommend the most appropriate remedial actions if that perceived difficulty becomes a reality.
A Dilapidation Survey is an inspection of an existing structural condition of the surrounding building before the commencement of a demolition, construction or development. All prominent defects in the form of cracks, settlement, water seepage, corrosion or reinforcement, subsidence and other buildings defects will be recorded in photographs together with notes.
A post construction condition survey will highlight any building defects that have occurred (or caused by the construction works) since the first survey or after a construction.