Pre-Purchase Home Surveys

Residential Services

A Pre-Purchase Home Survey, sometimes called a ‘structural survey’, is a thorough internal and external inspection of a property to determine its condition.

A Pre-Purchase Home Survey is normally conducted prior to a property being purchased. It offers peace of mind by identifying any defects or compliance issues which could incur substantial expense to remedy. Our reports are carried out by qualified and registered Chartered Building Surveyors. All are experienced in inspecting a wide variety of residential properties.

The final report describes the condition of the property, under separate headings. It summarises the overall condition of each building element and makes recommendations for the remedy of any defects. This includes an indicative timeframe for when the works should be carried out.

The main areas covered by our surveys include:

  • Building and Planning Regulations
  • BER (Building Energy Rating)
  • Inspection Findings
    • Essential Repairs
    • Desirable Repairs


  • Walls & Ceilings
  • Moisture Meter Readings
  • Floors
  • Stairs
  • Roof Space
  • Doors & Windows
  • Plumbing & Heating
  • Drainage
  • Electrics
  • Room Air Venting


  • Roof(s)
  • Roof Eaves & Air Venting
  • Chimneystack(s)
  • Walls
  • Rainwater Goods & External Piping
  • General / Maintenance

When can also carry out a boundary check if title or PRA complaint maps are forwarded to us by your Solicitor and provide Declarations of Identity if necessary, however, a small additional fee may be required in the case of such declarations.

Preliminary Pre-Purchase Surveys or ‘walk through’ inspections

If required, we can carry out an inspection of a property without providing a detailed Pre-Purchase Survey Report. The advantage of such a service is that a verbal summary of the main shortcomings and overall condition of the property can be provided immediately after the inspection has been conducted thereby speeding up feedback to the client. This service can be particularly useful for clients prior to an auction. A reduced fee for such a service applies. This type of service has become more popular in recent months.
Reports can also be tailored to your individual requirements.

We provide Pre-Purchase Home Surveys in Dublin, Galway, Limerick and the surrounding counties. To book your Pre-Purchase Home Survey simply fill in the form below or phone us in Dublin on 01 6856935 or Galway on 091-399935.

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