When you are buying a house, it is a much more complicated process than most other things that you buy. Because it is such a big purchase the legal side of the purchase must all be done correctly and there is often a lot of paperwork to fill in before you finally get the keys!
One of the things that is necessary when you buy a property is a building survey. This is done by a specialist company such as Sam Conveyancing building survey Manchester. This is a very important part of the process as it will allow you to see in detail the structural condition of the building that you are buying, any causes for concern and any repairs that need doing.
Some of the things that a building survey might spot are damp in the walls and ceilings, roof damage, subsidence, whether any building work has been done on the property without planning permission and any damage to the structure such as the supporting walls.
There are different types of surveys which go into varying levels of detail – when buying an older property, it is usually a legal requirement that you have a more detailed report done due to the obvious age of the building being likely to have more significant problems.
However, regardless of the age it is always a good idea to have a more detailed report done, as in the long run this might save you a lot of money and heartache if it spots a problem that you weren’t aware of.