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Full Building Surveys - Consequences of Failing to Act on House Survey Advice

The team of chartered building surveyors or accredited/qualified experts specialise in delivering a building survey service tailor-made for you and your individual full structural survey requirements. We are often asked what are the consequences of failing to act on building survey advice.

What Are Building Surveys?

Building surveys are an essential part of property ownership, providing valuable insights into the condition of a building and highlighting any potential issues. However, some individuals and businesses underestimate the importance of acting upon the advice provided in these surveys.

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Financial Consequences

Undetected Structural Issues: Building surveys are designed to identify any structural weaknesses or defects within a property. By ignoring these warnings, property owners risk facing costly repairs in the future. Failure to address these issues promptly can lead to further deterioration, resulting in even higher expenses down the line.


Decreased Property Value: Neglecting building survey advice can have a significant impact on property value. Potential buyers often request building surveys before purchasing a property, and if any major issues are flagged in the report, they may use them as a bargaining tool to negotiate a lower price. Ignoring these warnings can lead to a decreased market value and limited interest from potential buyers.


Legal Disputes and Liabilities: Negligence in addressing building survey advice can expose property owners to legal disputes. If a defect or safety hazard highlighted in the survey causes harm to occupants or visitors, the owner may be held legally liable. These liabilities can result in costly legal battles, compensation claims, and damage to one’s reputation.

Safety Implications

Health and Well-being: Building surveys often highlight potential health hazards, such as asbestos, mould, or faulty electrical systems. Ignoring these warnings can jeopardize the well-being of occupants, leading to respiratory problems, allergies, or even fires. Taking immediate action based on the survey advice is crucial for ensuring a safe living or working environment.


Structural Stability: Building survey reports assess the structural integrity of a property, identifying any weaknesses that may compromise its stability. Ignoring these warnings can have disastrous consequences, including collapses, leaks, or other hazardous incidents. By acting upon the advice provided, property owners can ensure the structural stability of their buildings and safeguard the well-being of occupants.


Compliance with Regulations: Building surveys often reveal non-compliance with safety regulations and building codes. Ignoring these recommendations can result in legal penalties and fines from local authorities. Moreover, non-compliant buildings pose a greater risk to the surrounding community, affecting the safety of neighbours and passersby.

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Ignoring House Survey Advice

Neglecting building survey advice can lead to severe financial and safety repercussions. From costly repairs and decreased property value to legal disputes and safety hazards, the consequences of inaction are far-reaching. Property owners must recognize the importance of acting promptly upon the recommendations provided in building survey reports. By doing so, they can mitigate risks, protect their investments, and ensure the well-being of all those Who reside or work within their buildings.

Why Choose The Building Survey Service?

When using the building inspection services, there are a number of things you can expect, including:

  • Widely Recognised
  • Extensive internal training and skill sharing
  • High Levels of Professionalism
  • Reliable & Communicative
  • Extremely Knowledgeable
  • Members of Several Awarding Bodies
  • Happy Clients & Positive Reviews
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Professional Standards

Our panel of experts are regulated by the following regulatory bodies including but not limited to: the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Property Ombudsman (TPO), Society of Operations Engineers (SOE), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (FPWS), the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Get in Touch

If you are interested in a building survey, speak to one of the Chartered Building Surveyors and/or accredited/qualified specialists regarding house survey advice. Or, if you have any general queries about the consequences of failing to act on building survey advice, please reach out to us.