Commercial Pre-Purchase Building Surveys

A Commercial Pre-Purchase Survey can provide you with the information you need before you proceed with the purchase of a commercial property.

Our detailed reports and inspection images provide full information as to the fabric of a building and its condition. This enables our clients to make informed decisions in respect of committing to purchase the property.

The building survey serves to examine the property and ascertain building defects or repairs. The survey will also, where applicable, detail defects requiring additional specialist advice.

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Detailed Commercial Building Survey Reports

A commercial building survey, alternatively known as a structural survey, requires the inspection of external and internal areas of the premises.

We conduct assessments of the building condition, fabric and integrity. Our in-depth building survey report will include extensive photographic documentation, defect analysis and repair lists.

Why Choose Perry Hill Chartered Surveyors?

  • We work to the highest RICS and ALEP professional standards
  • We provide expert advice and guidance
  • Our area knowledge of London, Surrey and the Home Counties is detailed. This enhances our ability to provide quality reports.
  • Our reports are usually returned to the client within 10 working days of inspection depending upon complexity.
John Attridge
John Attridge
2023-04-01
Perry Hill helped us successfully negotiate the purchase of some land around our property. We found them to be very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process and would have no hesitation recommending them.
John Rubin
John Rubin
2018-05-16
Extremely professional, very reliable and good people to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Perry Hill, Chartered Surveyors
Countrywide Telecoms
Countrywide Telecoms
2018-05-16
Amazing business. The team at Perry Hill are always very responsive with our requests and the team always works hard to give me the best service.
Synergy Physio
Synergy Physio
2018-05-16
Highly competent service, tailored to the individual business and with great results - have used Mike and his team a number of times and would recommend to anyone.
Frances Cassell
Frances Cassell
2018-05-16
Always receive a great level of service from a friendly team - thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Have a Commercial Building Survey?

A commercial building survey is vital for mitigating risk when investing in a property, providing peace of mind before leasing or freehold/long lease purchase.

Our building survey reports are easy to read, thorough, and accompanied by insightful, actionable advice to enable clients to make informed decisions on whether to proceed with their property acquisition.

What is the purpose of a commercial building survey?

A building survey is conducted as a means of providing a detailed evaluation of a property’s condition. It is a valuable, necessary document to determine the potential risks, costs and maintenance requirements of a property that may be incurred during occupation or ownership.

A tailored building survey can be commissioned to ascertain the condition of certain elements of building and to allow clients to budget for works, prior to sale or lease end.

How long does a commercial building survey take?

One of our RICS chartered surveyors will visit the premises to perform a thorough inspection. The duration of this visit is dependent upon the size and scope of the property and its current condition.

Following the inspection, a comprehensive building survey report is drafted, containing detailed information on the condition and factors affecting each element of the property. A survey can be tailored to focus on specific areas within a building.

How much does a commercial building survey cost?

There are numerous factors which affect the pricing of a commercial building survey. Primarily, this depends on the scope of the survey and/or the size of the premises.

Our commercial building survey pricing is bespoke to each property.

What our clients say about Perry Hill Chartered Surveyors

My colleagues and I have used the services of Perry Hill on numerous occasions for valuation, professional services and specific advice. The team at Perry Hill have always understood the requirements of our firm and/or our clients and they have always provided an excellent professional service. I have no hesitation in recommending Perry Hill.

Breeze & Associates Ltd

We have used Perry Hill’s services for the past 15 years for commercial valuations and commercial property sales. Mike and his team have always proved to be professional, diligent and provided the very best service that one can expect from a professional organisation. We can highly recommend Perry Hill for any commercial transactions and we wish them all the very best success.

Childs Play Centres (UK)

I am so impressed by the professional service I received from Perry Hill surveyors. Mike Aldous produced a detailed report that clearly described my issue and helped me conclude a long and difficult compensation claim

Testimonial 1

I work with Perry Hill because I find that I, and my clients receive a professional and commercial approach in a timely manner for Leasehold Reform work. I have found their valuations to be accurate and they never have to be chased!

Leasehold Expert

Mike is a well recommended commercial agent, an experienced negotiator, pro-active and persistent. Well-connected and great for closing transactions.

Birchwood Commercial

We work with Perry Hill because it was paramount for our Islington Square development (Upper Street, Islington N1), that suppliers were both willing and able to meet strict specifications, given the historic nature of the site, and the high standard of development.

Perry hill have done just that, committing time at the outset to fully understand all requirements, and then supply the service to meet our cost/programme/budget.

Gilliard Homes Ltd

Perry Hill have sold distressed assets in Surrey, their appointment ensured a timely disposal at full Market Value.

Pyle Owen

We love working with Perry Hill for their expertise and advice, which is delivered in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner, invariably in very quick time.

Bonnetts Solicitors

We work with Perry Hill because of their efficiency and reliability. We moved offices this year and Mike and his team took over everything from the price negotiations, to recommending an excellent solicitor, surveying the building and assisting us all the way to completion. We have no problem in recommending Perry Hill to our clients and do where appropriate.

HFM Columbus

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