Samson approach to
Once we have been instructed by a client, our chartered building surveyors thoroughly inspect the interior and exterior of the building and all permanent outbuildings, recording their construction and identifying any minor or major defects. The inspection covers as much of the property as is physically accessible. The surveyor also carries out a desk top study and seeks information on environmental matters affecting the property, such as ground contamination, structure, flood risk and ecology.
External areas, including boundary walls, fences, and permanent buildings, are inspected and we provide advice on any potential underlying risks that may require further investigation.
Service installations are also visually inspected by appropriately qualified professionals, in many cases resulting in recommendations for specialist testing prior to exchange of contracts. We make enquiries regarding dangerous materials, contamination, and environmental issues and, if a problem is suspected, further recommendations are made. On completion of the inspection, the surveyor immediately gives a verbal report on the results and recommendations. A full report follows shortly afterwards to give clients a detailed understanding of the building condition, so that they can make an informed decision on serious or urgent repairs and maintenance requirements.
Once the survey is complete, if possible, our professionals often meet with the client, or their representative, to clarify the contents of the report.