- make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying the property;
- take account of any repairs or replacements the property needs; and;
- consider what further advice you should take before exchanging contracts.
A building survey is a customised service suitable for all residential properties and gives details of their construction and condition. You are likely to need this type of survey if, for example, the property is unusually built or run-down, has been significantly altered, or if you are planning a major conversion or renovation.