Pre purchase or vendor surveys are commonly instructed as part of a purchase or sale transaction of property.
Surveys and inspections are also instructed to ensure compliance with statutory duties and lease obligations.
Analysis and survey of specific building defects are instructed where there has been failure of an element of the fabric of the building. Some types of defect are common in all buildings, such as water ingress, shrinkage, structural movements, while others are often associated with buildings of a specific age or type.
Surveys can be used to gather information for later repair, maintenance or refurbishment works.