Ireland’s Leading Residential Property Surveying Specialists

Operating in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Meath and surrounding counties Perri Building Surveyors have 20+ years experience as residential survey specialists and have carried out over 10,000 House Survey and Apartment Survey instructions for home buyers in that time.

Building Surveyor Dublin

Ireland’s Leading Residential Property Surveying Specialists
Serving Dublin and Surrounding Areas
Perri Registered Building Surveyors

Buying a new home may be the biggest investment you’ll ever make. While the house or apartment you have chosen may seem ideal, how can you be sure there aren’t potentially serious issues which may make your dream home a costly one?

To avoid unpleasant surprises and to greatly reduce your risk in a property purchase, you should learn as much as you can about the property by having a House Survey or Apartment Survey carried out by a Registered Building Surveyor before you buy.

A Registered Building Surveyor is specifically trained and qualified to carry out House and Apartment Surveys. Perri Building Surveyors specialise in home surveys and as a Registered Building Surveyor owned firm are specifically trained, experienced and qualified to do so. With over 20 years experience as dedicated residential building surveyors we have carried out over 10,000 house and apartment surveys in that time.

We do everything that can be done to protect you. As a leading surveyor firm we take our business and your best interests very seriously. We look forward to working with you!

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A Building Surveyor provides professional specialist advice and service on all property and construction concerns, including all aspects of new property building and existing buildings. This frequently includes carrying out building surveys and advising on the current condition of property of all types, discussing property alterations, and advising on maintenance, repair and renovation requirements, often as part of a pre-purchase structural survey. Building Surveyors are commonly engaged as part of property transactions, renovations, and when there may be a concern about a building’s condition. They also advise on all planning and building regulation matters.

A Building Surveyors day to day operation primarily consists of a combination of site inspection work, and supporting office work and reporting. In essence a Building Surveyor is a highly trained and experienced professional who primarily assesses and reports on the condition of buildings. This includes conducting inspections, evaluating structural integrity, identifying defects and other issues, and providing advice on necessary property repairs and improvements.

At Perri Building Surveyors we are home survey experts, specialising in pre-purchase house surveys and apartment surveys. We advise on structural condition, water ingress and damp issues, alterations, maintenance and repair requirements, renovation and costing, fire safety matters, property services, property legal and title matters, and many other aspects of a property as part of our specialist pre-purchase structural surveys.

Appropriate expertise and experience is an essential component of operating as a Building Surveyor. You should always ensure that the Building Surveyor that you choose is appropriately qualified, state registered and experienced.

You should only select a State / SCSI (Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland) Registered Building Surveyor to inspect your new home. This guarantees that the service level that you receive is to the highest industry standard. All Registered Building Surveyors are required to follow best industry Codes of Conduct, carry appropriate PI (Professional Indemnity Insurance), and engage in relevant and ongoing CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

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A Pre-Purchase Survey, often called a Pre-Purchase Structural Survey, House Survey or Apartment Survey gives a home buyer an impartial and objective detailed evaluation of the overall condition of a property prior to purchase. It provides peace of mind, drastically reducing risk associated with what is for most people the largest financial purchase that they will ever make.

The primary function of a pre-purchase survey is to identify and advise on structural failure or defect, other evident or potential major issues, and any significant water ingress or damp issues. It also provides information on items that may need to be maintained, repaired or replaced. It also identifies issues that could or will incur significant cost to remedy. A pre-purchase survey will help you to avoid a ‘Money Pit’ type property, or at least make you aware of issues and likely extensive renovation cost if you decide to proceed.

A pre-purchase survey will normally also provide information on potential risk associated with a particular property type and profile, and advise you regarding any advised or required further specialist inspections or investigations.

A pre-purchase survey and detailed report provides the information that you need to make an informed purchasing decision on the property.

A Pre-Purchase Survey also assists your solicitor with any possible title issues.

It identifies evident alterations that may require Planning Permission, and / or a Certificate of Compliance. We are also frequently asked to check vendor’s professionals Opinions and Certificates of Compliance to ensure that they match the scope of the extensions or alterations that are present, and are appropriate to cover the alteration in question. It is amazing how often certification can be inaccurate or inadequate.

We also make you aware of evident potential boundary issues and breaches as part of inspection. Detailed boundary advices are provided in our reports.
If a further Title or PRA (Property Registration Authority) Land Registry Compliant Map check is necessary, then this can also be carried out for an additional fee if a map is provided by your solicitor. Note that where confirmation and certification of a boundary is required, this is normally a matter to be arranged and paid for by the vendor.

There is no difference between a Pre-Purchase Survey, a Building Survey, a Structural Survey and a House Survey. A Pre-Purchase Survey has been and continues to be called any of the above.

When choosing most services, people will generally be guided by the recommendations of others and by reputation. At we get more than half of our business through referral from Solicitors, Brokers, Lending Institutions, and most importantly from our Customers, and our reputation and track record is second to none. Also, we have some of the most competitive rates in the Dublin area. So why choose us?

One of the most important factors to consider is whether the Registered Surveyor specialises in Pre-Purchase House and Apartment Surveys. At Perri Building Surveyors Ltd, Pre-Purchase Surveys form the core of our business and are our speciality. We inspect any type of property of any age and evident condition.

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As residential surveyor specialists we can offer a comprehensive service including:

Registered Building Surveyor status is now the legally required standard.

State Registration for Building Surveyors is now a Legal Requirement. You should only engage a Registered Building Surveyor to Survey your new home.

Most Registered Building Surveyors are Building Surveying Division Chartered Members of CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building), SCSI (Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland), or CABE (Chartered Association of Building Engineers) Members.

Many Registered Building Surveyors are Chartered Members of more than one of the above organisations.

These three institutions are the main recognised bodies for Building Surveyors under the legislation. Suitably qualified state / SCSI assessed members of these three institutions, CIOB, SCSI, and CABE are considered as being competent to practice as Registered Building Surveyors in Ireland.

It is ultimately State / SCSI Registration that determines eligibility and fitness to practice as a Building Surveyor in Ireland. Registered Building Surveyors have had to undergo rigorous scrutiny under both Institution and State Registration process, during which relevant qualification, training and experience is assessed.

A Registered Building Surveyor must act in accordance with strict Code of Conduct of The Institutions mentioned above, and the State / SCSI Registration Board.

A Registered Building Surveyor must also carry adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance.

This is why you should only choose a Registered Building Surveyor.

The State Register is maintained by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).

You can use the following link to check if a Building Surveyor is registered:

Our Registration Number is B0169

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