You wouldn’t make any large purchase unless you had some assurances over the condition of what you are buying. Acquiring new premises for any organisation should be no exception. By taking advantage of Derwent FM’s services, we can arrange for RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) accredited professionals to conduct a structural survey on any potential building acquisition. This is essential for avoiding nasty surprises and unexpected costs on building repairs further down the line.
Key benefits include:
- Fully accredited structural surveyors by the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)
- Long term money savings by identifying problems you may experience in the future with any potential building purchase/rental
- Meeting the demands of insurers that require a structural survey in their contract terms
- Bringing underlying problems with a building into the open
- Allowing you to make an informed decision on whether you still want to go ahead with an acquisition based on a survey’s findings
Purchasing or leasing a new building is a big commitment for any organisation. It may have been a long process of searching for just the right premises, taking into account location, space, design and many other factors before coming to a decision. But things may not be quite as perfect as they seem. A plethora of underlying and hidden problems might be lurking under the surface of a building that could mean costly repairs, loss of working hours or even serious health and safety risks if the necessary precautions aren’t taken. By identifying potential problems such as ground movement, damp, foundations, drainage and many other areas that would not be immediately obvious on first inspection, structural surveys are there to help you make an informed decision on a purchase.
As part of our services, we carry out appropriate structural surveys for any premises your organisation is considering committing money to. The goal being to provide an in-depth report so your organisation can make an informed decision on whether to continue with your acquisition based on findings that are identified in the survey. As a consequence, you can greatly reduce the chances of a nasty surprise meaning unexpected expenditure further down the line. Alternatively, the information in the survey could allow you to renegotiate a reduced figure with the vendor based on remedial maintenance actions you will have to take. This will ensure you are not paying over the odds for premises where you will have to perform costly maintenance.
Don’t take an unnecessary risk that could cause you headaches and considerable expenditure further down the line by not organising a structural survey. Contact Derwent FM today to discuss our full range of services including structural surveys.