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Our pre-acquisition survey will help you to:

Identify major defects & structural issues
Determine purchase / investment viability
Establish repair costs to negotiate purchase price
Identify major defects & structural issues
Determine purchase / investment viability
Establish repair costs to negotiate purchase price

Introduction to pre-acquisition survey

Thoroughly comprehending the genuine condition of a building and its associated liabilities is crucial prior to acquiring it. Whether a freehold or leasehold purchase, understanding the potential risks and costs involved is of paramount importance.

Discover the depth of knowledge and expertise at your fingertips with our RICS Level 3 Building Survey Service. Our Chartered Surveyors use their extensive experience and the latest technology to delve deep into the intricacies of your potential property, delivering comprehensive and tailored reports that provide the information you need to make informed decisions. Let us guide you through the complexities of your potential purchase with our commitment to exceptional customer service and satisfaction.

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Buying or leasing a property can be an exciting but also stressful experience. There are several common concerns that people often have when buying a property, including:

Is the property structurally sound?
Are there major defects or issues?
Will there be a lot of ongoing or long-term repairs needed? 
Can I trust the Estate Agent's marketing information?

This is where your local and trustworth surveyors can help. 

We are on your side and are looking out for your best interests. Our best practice approach will provide you with an honest and accurate pre-acquisition survey which will provide an assessment of the condition of your potential property purchase. Our service and report will provide tremendous value to you in aiding your decision and will increase your chances of a positive outcome that best suits your needs. 

What Quatrefoils will do for you:

Be transparent with our overall professional opinion. 
Identify major building defects and potential issues. 
Provide a detailed and comprehensive written report.  
Pre-acquisition building survey and structural survey

Overview of RICS Level 3 Building Survey (Pre-Acquisition Survey)

Also referred to as a Structural Survey, an RICS Level 3 Building Survey is considered the most detailed report you can obtain when acquiring a property. It provides a comprehensive analysis and breakdown of the property construction and the condition of each component, highlighting items of concern and will advise if further investigations by a specialist are required, or even further matters for the attention of your solicitor. 

We take a journey through

each element of the building’s structure and undertake a surface review of services and provide an analysis into the condition of each whilst identifying key defects and areas of concern.

We adopt

a hands-on approach and try to investigate as much as is feasible during our inspection. We take a holistic view of the building and piece together areas of concern to fully appraise any evident defects.

The survey identifies

both visible and potential defects and outlines repair options and consequences of inaction.

Our building surveys

do not usually include a valuation; however, this can be included if required by one of our third party valuation consultants.

Frequently asked questions

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