Pre Purchase Report

Pre-Purchase Report Kerry, Cork, Waterford, Tipperary and Limerick.


We are a Property Certification and Engineering Company based in Cork, we provide Pre-Purchase Surveys, House Surveys, Structural Surveys, and Building Surveys to those who are purchasing a new or secondhand property.

A Pre-Purchase Report is used to establish an accurate survey of the state of a property. It shows issues that can affect the sale or any potential re-sale or re-mortgage down the line. It is the means of ensuring your house or building meets your expectations and that you can buy at a fair price and avoid the costs of rectification after.

A Pre-Purchase Report is normally completed when a purchaser is ready to put a bid on a house or commercial property. A Snag List is more appropriate for those purchasing a new dwelling where the builder is present to complete snags. We can normally complete a Pre-Purchase Report inspection within 1 to 5 days notice and have the report issued within 3 working days. The inside, outside and the attic spaces of the property are inspected.

The most important function of a Pre-Purchase Report is to notify the potential purchaser of any structural movement, damp, or presence of timber defects that may exist. Some of the other items that can be included are (where applicable and accessible):

septic tank & percolation area
water supply, location, mains control
roof structure, flashing’s, gutters, down pipes
smoke detectors
water cisterns/pipes condition & insulation
electrical installation
energy efficiency and improvements/upgrades
fire escape and child-lock windows
radon extraction
heating controls, timers and running costs
boiler rated efficiency where available
ventilation, air conditioning, mould and smoke escape
security and alarms
attic conversions present
garage and sheds
fire risk from adjacent garage
– walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, doors, windows checked

Why a Pre-Purchase Survey
– trained in construction and building defects
– an experienced housing inspector
– knowledgeable of Building Regulations – experienced in Planning Permission
– able to prioritise faults

When a pre-purchase survey finds issues at a property, the vendor may offer to either rectify these issues at their expense, or discount the asking price, or both. Such items may include the vendor applying for Planning Permission to retain unauthorised construction, fixing heating systems, fixing blocked sewers.

A PrePurchase Survey is a detailed internal and external inspection of a property, residential or commercial, to assess its condition and to determine whether there are any defects present which could potentially have a substantial cost implication to repair.

Building Engineers Reports

List of Building Reports

Full List of Building Reports…

  • Structural Report / House Report / Engineers Reports / Pre-Purchase Survey.
  • Insurance Claims: Inspection & Report.
  • Photographic Report and Report.
  • Schedule of dilapidations.
  • Certificates of compliance with Building Regulations.
  • Certificate of Building Exemption.
  • Building Regulation Compliance: Inspection & Reporting.
  • Building Snag Listing.
  • Mapping & Boundary Inspections.

Engineers Reports

Engineering report or survey Home surveyor building surveying, Damage reports

Nationwide Certified Engineers provide a building reports, surveys and certification on both residential and commercial building.

Our property pre-purchase inspection and structural engineering reports.

Engineering report services:

Standard of Build or substandard building work by tradesmen
Rental or other home construction supervision & falling into decay, report for lease agreement
Damage to your property assessed and recorded for you to furnish a report to insurance


Structural engineering report for:
Pre Purchase Surveys for all House, Apartments and Buildings domestic and commercial
House Renovations and Extensions
Attic Conversions – structural engineer certificates i.e. load baring walls etc
Access & Drainage Design – drain survey
House Inspections & Reports
Planning Applications for new build or extensions
Expert Witness & Legal Reports
Home Energy Saving Surveys including BER
Management companies Sinking Fund – site wide survey
Insurance works and damage reports
State of Building reports
Site investigation works
Building modification

If you require a professional buyers pre-purchase survey or engineers report in Cork, Waterford, Limerick, Kerry, and Tipperary or Nationwide in Ireland – call us 086 840 3638

Pre-Purchase survey - engineers report

Mortgage Valuation Pre-Purchase Survey

Pre-Purchase Engineers Report.


What is A Pre–Purchase Report Report?

Its a building inspectors report. The Engineer Survey’s your building and compilers a report based on certain criteria. This report is done before buying your property.

Basically its a report on the structural safety of a building. Our pre–purchase survey inspection report contains more than just structural issues.

Pre-Purchase Report Domestic Report
Pre–Purchase Report Engineers Report

It is a written report (with photographs) of the condition of a property, and items observed that may affect its value. It will tell you about any significant building defects or problems such as rising damp, cracking in the walls, safety hazards or a faulty roofs and any other structural damage that may affect the overall cost of the building.

The Report is more suitable where a purchaser is not interested in the other factors that affect a buildings value. We also provide these.

Surveys and inspections/reports are usually carried out before you exchange sale contracts so you can identify any problems with the property which could prove costly to repair.

Do I need a structural engineers report?

The reason why you should get a house survey/engineers report done before buying a house or rental property:

  • You will know in advance what the problems are, cracked walls, chimney damage etc
  • You are able to negotiate a lower price for the house so that you won’t have to pay to repair the problems, i.e. a roof replacement, and know approximately what these problems will cost