Many apartments inspected by us have presented with issues, some of which were significant enough for purchasers to withdraw from the sale.
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It is common to overlook the importance of having an apartment surveyed. Many apartments inspected by us have presented with issues, some of which were significant and serious enough for our Clients to withdraw from the sale.
Common issues encountered by us during the hundreds of apartments inspected include: problems with internal fire doors such as missing chain and external door arm closers, fire compartmentation issues between apartments and common corridors, missing or damaged cold smoke seals and intumescent stripping, poorly installed common area/protected corridor fire doors and missing fire door labelling, inadequate ventilation, external and internal water leaks and flooding/structural issues affecting underground car parking. Structural defects affecting apartment facades due to the absence or under provision of expansion joints is frequently an issue also.
Building & Planning Regulation compliance issues frequently come to light following an investigation by our Clients Legal Advisors based on our advice along with Owners Management Company problems such as inadequately financed Sinking Funds.
Some of the most significant issues we encounter when conducting apartment surveys include:
Non-compliance with Part F (Ventilation) of the Building Regulations i.e. missing wall and trickle ventilation and poor or absent mechanical ventilation.
Rainwater penetration through external walls and leaks/water breaches from overhead balconies and through defective flat roofs.
Neglected common areas indicating a possible problem with the Property Management.
Structural issues due to poor design and construction i.e. excessive cracking due to under provision of expansion joints.
Please contact us to arrange a detailed inspection of your Apartment. Our apartment survey format contains the headings illustrated under Pre-purchase Home Surveys along with important additional information regarding Fire Safety and Owners Management Company issues.
Certificates of Compliance
Our Certificates of Compliance are prepared in accordance with the formats recommended by the Law Society of Ireland Conveyancing Handbook.
Mortgage Valuations are required by your lending institution to apportion a current value to the property you are purchasing.
We produce Land Registry Compliant Maps for First Registration purposes.
We provide apartment surveys in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, and surrounding counties. To book your apartment survey simply fill in the quick query form or phone us in Dublin on 01 6856935 or Galway on 091-399935.
Areas covered by our surveys
Building and Planning Regulations
BER (Building Energy Rating)
- Essential Repairs
- Desirable Repairs