Here’s Why You Need a Building Surveyor Before Buying or Selling a Property

Perry   March 10, 2019   Comments Off on Here’s Why You Need a Building Surveyor Before Buying or Selling a Property

Whether you’re looking to sell or purchase a property in the residential or commercial sector; if there’s a great deal of money involved, you should invest in hiring a building surveyor. There are several reasons for this, and we will outline them in this post for you. This is so that you can make an informed decision as to whether or not you think you’ll need one to assist you.

First of all, you’ll need one for minor renovations and home extensions, so why would you not want one to assist with the sale of a big house or a commercial lot? They’re an essentiality in the design and construction project management process. Here’s why we believe they’re so valuable.

Building plans

Provide you with a thorough and accurate representation of a space

If you want an entirely accurate depiction of a particular building, then there’s no one better to hire than a building surveyor. Using state-of-the-art technology, they will be able to map the entire property and account for absolutely every aspect of a given building. This exact digital replication of the building will be invaluable, particularly when it comes to understanding the lay of the land.

Peace of mind for clients & potential buyers

Particularly if you’re trying to sell a lot with a commercial building, or you’re selling units within a residential apartment building; a building surveyor is invaluable. The replications that they can produce and provide will give you a unique opportunity to give your potential buyers peace of mind. Knowing that an experienced and qualified building surveyor has taken accurate readings of a building and that they are confident in the integrity of the site is a worthwhile investment.

build planning They can advise you on extension and construction projects

Any building surveyor worth their salt will be able to offer sound and constructive advice when it comes to the future development of a building, especially having surveyed the land as well. As such, you will always be able to make the right decision as to whether or not an extension idea is a good one, and if it will be safe to do so.

They can settle boundary disputes

There’s no better way of settling a boundary dispute between neighbours than by hiring a qualified building & land surveyor to identify the boundary lines with complete precision. If in the event that you have a disgruntled neighbour giving you grief, then a V-Mark Survey will be the way to go.


There are many reasons to want a building & land survey, and a great number of benefits too. But the main reason, which is certainly not to be snuffed at, is that they have the technology, and experience to offer accurate representations of your building and plot of land, which is incredibly useful.