Pre-Acquisition Survey.

Get a comprehensive survey of the condition of your property, any structural problems and an estimation of how much the cost of repairs may be with a pre-acquisition survey from Fourth Wall.

What Is a Pre-Acquisition Survey?

If you are investing in or purchasing a property and need an inspection of the property prior to completing, you need a pre-acquisition survey. A pre-acquisition survey gives a comprehensive report on the condition of your property, any structural problems, as well as an estimation of any repairs or liabilities.

Our professional chartered surveyors will carry out an in-depth visual analysis of the property and advise you on any repairs to make and issues to be aware of, both in the short and long term. We will offer you tailored advice based on our findings and guide you through the next steps.

The pre-acquisition report will give you the knowledge to make an informed decision about purchasing the property, and ensure you feel confident on your next steps and any negotiations.

What is Included in a Pre-Acquisition Survey?

A comprehensive inspection of the physical elements of the property, including areas such as walls, pipes, roof, windows and more.

A jargon-free, detailed report of any damage or changes to the original condition of the property such as cracks, dampness and mould.

An expert chartered surveyor who will provide advice and expertise on whether to purchase the property and also ensure a fair and reasonable settlement is reached.

An estimation of the costs required to complete the works and repairs and advice on the timescales to complete this. 

Honest advice if and when required, from a team of professionals who have your best interests at heart.

Why Choose Fourth Wall?

At Fourth Wall, we pride ourselves on creating an accessible and comprehensive surveying process to allow our customers to understand their properties and have the knowledge to plan accordingly for the best outcome. We steer clear of using industry jargon to avoid misunderstandings and instead give you clear, quality advice.

Our team has worked with a range of different types of properties, so understand the value and uniqueness of each one. We tailor our advice and services to suit you and your property’s needs whatever they may be. To hear more about the services we offer, book a free no-obligation consultation with one of our friendly chartered surveyors.

Pre-Acquisition Survey FAQs

Browse some of the common questions that our team are asked when it comes to choosing the survey that’s right for you.

How Much Does a Pre-Acquisition Survey Cost?

There is no set price for the report as it all depends on the property in question. The surveyor will have to take into account the size of the property, the extent of the damages and other factors which might affect the price. To find out more about a pre-acquisition survey for your property contact one of our expert teams for a no-obligation consultation and quote.

What Does a Pre-Acquisition Survey Cover?

The pre-acquisition survey is an important due diligence task, it will analyse the current condition of the property and any liabilities that are involved with purchasing it. The survey specifically looks for structural defects, significant changes to the original structure of the property, defects requiring repairs, and advice on remedial works and budget costs.

What Are The Benefits of A Pre-Acquisition Survey?

There are multiple benefits of a pre-acquisition survey they include but are not limited to;

  • Having a general overview of the current state of your property 
  • An understanding of any repairs or liabilities associated with the property 
  • Gain the knowledge and time to plan and prepare for the next step of investing or purchasing the property 
  • Have the data to negotiate a fair and reasonable contract for the property

What Our Clients Say.

We could tell you how great our team and services are, but that would be too easy. Why not take a look at what some of our previous clients have said?

“Fantastic report with great technical detail. We recently had a building survey conducted on a property by another surveyor and the report provided by Fourth Wall was leagues ahead.”

– Robert Sykes

“High quality, clear and practical: Really useful report, very clear with helpful photographs and budget for repairs. They gave some really helpful extra insight on the phone post survey. Would recommend.”

– Rachel Morrison

“Great service, with a detailed final report for a good price. Everything was completed on time.”

– Thomas Worthington

“A detailed report was provided in a week. It was well presented, clearly laid out and each point colour coded. A pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend and will definitely use their services again in the future.”

– R.C

“Our survey was as detailed as the sample one, yet it was easy to understand and explained exactly all the issues. I’d definitely use Fourth Wall again, if I needed to.”

– Louie Parkin

Ready to take the next steps?

Book Your Comprehensive Pre-Acquisition Survey

Make sure that you have the knowledge and expertise to make the right informed decision about investing or purchasing your property with the support of one of our chartered surveyors. If you’re interested in a pre-acquisition survey, fill in the contact form below to speak to a member of our friendly team or contact us by email or phone. 


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