• If you are considering purchasing or leasing a public house or residential property, it's vital that you know the scale of the liability involved with the property prior to entering into any agreements.


By commissioning a UK Surveyors Building Survey you can help minimise any risks and costs due to expensive repair works.


Our specialist surveying team have over 40 years knowledge of the construction industry, we are always willing discuss your requirements before visiting the property and will be pleased to discuss any details arising once the inspection has been completed.

Upon receipt of your complete Building Survey Report, you will find a section which is named as the ‘Surveyors Overall Opinion’ this is a qualitive summary of all relevant information which our Senior Surveyor would like to draw your attention to.


Our Senior Surveyor who carried out the survey is always more than happy to discuss the survey with you and answer any questions that you may have.


The Building Survey Reports which we provide are in-depth ensuring all key construction elements are covered.


Building Surveys for Public Houses:


When you have a copy of the lease agreement, you will see that there are a number of clauses within it that will need to be adhered to. These clauses will include maintenance, repairs and the redecoration of the property.

These clauses are very important as they can cost you a 
lot of money!

As a tenant, usually, you will be responsible for all of the internal and external decorations within a set period of time; also, you may find that you are responsible for some or all of the repair works to the property.

If you take on a property that is in a poor state of repair and within the lease it states, that the property is to be kept in a good standard of repair, and you have not negotiated otherwise, you will be liable for these repairs.

This does appear to be unfair, however, unless agreed by both parties, the condition of the property when you took on the lease is irrelevant; you will still have to put all of the repairs right at the end of the lease.

The Key Benefit of a UK Surveyors Building Survey is that once complete, the survey can be used by the client to negotiate the lease offering the client added peace of mind.


Example of Items covered within a UK Surveyors Building Survey for a Public House:

  • Catering kitchens
  • Letting rooms
  • Cellars and alcohol storage areas
  • Dining areas
  • Licensed areas
  • Chimney pots and stacks, the roof covering, soffits, fascia’s, gutters and downpipes
  • The site, identifying any apparent problems with the boundaries, offering advice on trees that represent a threat to the property
  • The roof space, where accessible we will inspect, the internal area of the roof, the insulation, chimney stack and any water installation
  • Internal walls for signs of movement, settlement or subsidence
  • Property timbers for woodworm infestations and rots
  • Drainage, our surveyor will lift inspection chambers to examine where accessible
  • Damp testing on the walls to the accessible ground floor areas
  • Damp proofing where accessible

Building Surveys for Residential Properties:

Purchasing a property is often the largest financial investment anyone will ever make, with this in mind it is important the right decisions are made when buying a house.


When instructing UK Survey to carryout a Building Survey on a property you would gain peace of mind that you are making a good investment.


Example of items covered within a UK Surveyors Building Survey for a residential project:

  • Floor Areas
  • Roof Areas
  • Services: For example, Water Supply and Plumbing, Drains
  • Environmental: For example, Security Issues
  • Consents, Approvals and Searches
  • Constructional Principles for example: Worm/Rot, Rain Water Goods, Fascia’s, Soffits, Windows, Damp, Hazardous Substances & Materials, Boundaries

Why not see if we can help you with your next project?

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