Building Inspections & Pre-acquisition Surveys

Inspect Before You Buy

Whether acquiring a new property or managing your current one, we understand the importance of ascertaining a building’s condition due to the high level of investment and commitment. JBH Property Consulting have expertise in all kinds of building inspections on commercial properties and can offer advice on the potential hidden problems that may exist in your building.

Before purchasing a property, you need to know that your investment is safe and will deliver a return. Building survey reports can be used as a negotiation tool when agreeing purchase prices or conditions of purchasing and can be used to forecast future repair costs and liabilities once occupied.

JBH Property Consulting can assist property purchasers, investors or current owners to ascertain the condition or a property prior to purchasing or during ownership/occupation. We will carry out a thorough inspection, from top to bottom, both inside and out and our report will outline the physical condition of the building. We will also offer you advice on the most economical methods of correcting defects along with cost estimates. By undertaking a building inspection, JBH Property Consulting can save you money by identifying defects you potentially didn’t know about.

In conducting a building Survey, JBH Property Consulting provides a wide range of expertise and experience when inspecting and reporting. A typical, visually inspected property might include the following elements in a Building Survey & Report if present:


  • Roof Coverings
  • Chimneys
  • Eaves Detail
  • Rainwater Goods
  • Wall Structures & Finishes
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Outbuildings
  • Grounds & Landscaping


  • Roof Structures
  • Ceiling & Wall Finishes
  • Flooring Composition & Finishes
  • Doors
  • Joinery & Ironmongery
  • Internal Decoration
  • M&E Installations & Services
  • Facilities & Sanitaryware

Aspects noted during inspection may include the following:

  • The general condition of building elements

  • Hazardous or deleterious materials present

  • Potential Liabilities

  • Structural Issues

  • Maintenance Issues

  • Areas of Damp Present

  • Timber Rot or Insect Action

Peace of Mind

JBH’s technical and due diligence experts can provide you with a rapid pre-acquisition survey, giving you a detailed report of the building’s condition and performance, before you make a commitment. Armed with all the facts you need to know about building structure and fabric, environmental and energy issues, mechanical and electrical installations you can then proceed with peace of mind.

We Have The Skills

JBH carry out surveys on all types of buildings for our clients. When required, we organise the services of other professional consultants to ensure detailed and full reports are produced. With many years’ expertise, JBH has the ability to support and give advice to influence property investment decisions effectively.

We use a small drone to inspect roof coverings and upper levels of buildings. Known as our newest recruit ‘The Drone’ is useful whilst performing Building Condition Surveys and avoids costly access methods such as cherry pickers and scaffolding or limiting inspections to ground level or vantage points only.

Please get in touch via our Contact Us page if you feel your property would benefit from a Building Inspections & Pre-acquisition Survey