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Pre-Purchase Surveys: Settlement & Subsidence – what is the difference?

Pre Purchase Surveys Settlement Subsidence Differences

Chartered Building Surveyors, as part of a building or pre-purchase survey, frequently have to report on internal and external cracking and the cause or causes of such movement. Most internal and external cracking is minor and cosmetic and caused by normal uniform ‘settlement’ which is caused by the downward movement of the soil due to […]

The Kelleher & Associates Home Buyers Guide to Residential Building Surveys

Kelleher Associates Home Buyers Guide Residential Building Surveys

Type 1, 2 or 3 Building Surveys? Our definitive Surveyor’s Guide to RICS & SCSI Home Buyers Surveys Kelleher & Associates are an independent practice of Chartered & Registered Building Surveyors who have surveyed thousands of houses, apartments and commercial properties for buyers since 2008 covering the Greater Dublin area as well as Galway and […]

Pre-Purchase Surveys: Lead Pipes in Older Properties – Your Options

Pre Purchase Surveys Lead Pipes Older Properties Your Options

The Irish Times recently published an informative article on lead piping in older housing stock: Lead is one of the most toxic heavy metals when it comes to human health, especially where quantities in water supplies are consumed over a long period. This risk applies even at very low concentrations. Water produced at the State’s […]

Why do I need a Pre-Purchase/House Survey when I buy a property?

Why need Pre Purchase House Survey when buy property

Engaging a Chartered Building Surveyor to inspect your new home is money very well spent. For a relatively modest fee you will receive a report that provides an in-depth analysis of the property’s condition and includes advice on defects, repairs and maintenance options. Buying a property is most likely going to be one of the […]

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