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V-31
Alicante
Spain

Spain Surveys offers property surveys,  homebuyer surveys, property inspection, and building surveys in Spain. 

Condition Reports

The report will:

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Identify any major problems with the home you are buying.  Highlight areas of concern that may require further investigation. Give you a simple 1, 2, 3 condition rating of all key elements to help you plan for future  expenditure. Be carried out by an accredited and insured surveyor (Arquitecto tecnico). Be based on a visual inspection of all safely accessible areas. 

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The report will not:

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Provide a valuation of the property. Give detailed advice about any defects. Give advice on the cost or type of repairs. (except Silver and Gold packs). Include an asbestos survey. Comment on soundproofing or noise pollution. Be based on any kind of invasive inspection.  Provide conclusive tests which need to be carried out by qualified contractors. Guarantee the condition, design or efficiency of elements in the survey. 

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123 Home Condition rating

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We use an easy to follow Condition rating for each section of the report  so you can see at a glance which areas need attention. CONDITION RATING 1: No repair is currently needed, however, normal maintenance must be carried out. CONDITION RATING 2: Repairs or replacements are needed but the surveyor does not consider these to be serious or urgent. CONDITION RATING 3: Defects which are either serious and/or require urgent repair or replacement or further investigation is required. 

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Photos

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General photos of the exterior and interior of the property are included and in each section photos will be provided of any areas of concern. 

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Property details

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Details of the property are included such as weather on the date of inspection, orientation, number of bedrooms and bathrooms and approximate date of construction.  

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Structure

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The structure is by far the most important part of the building survey. given that structural problems can be expensive to repair. The structural part of the building survey involves examining all visible parts of the exterior, the roof, interior walls, ceilings, floors, attic space, doors, door frames and window frames. Particular attention is paid to visible evidence of past or present movement such as cracks, settlement, bowing, sagging and lifting. Covered:  Roof, walls, floors, pillars, chimney, insulation, foundations, facade, damp, structural movement. Visible additions or alterations to the original structure are also noted.  

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Other areas covered

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Electrics:  Wiring, switches and sockets, switchboard, lighting, intercom, telecoms, ADSL, doorbell and alarm. Plumbing:  pipes, drainage, radiators, boiler, gutters,downpipes. Climate control: Air conditioning, radiators, underfloor heating. Carpentry: Doors, wardrobes, kitchen cabinets, parquet, bathroom furniture, windows. Metalwork: Windows, doors, garage door, gates, railings, blinds. Finishes: Tiling, paintwork, ceilings, taps, bathroom fittings. Grounds: Fencing, garden, pool, garages, paved areas, retaining walls, outbuildings. 

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Issues for legal advisors

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Issues requiring further attention from a legal advisor are identified here: Roads and footpaths, drainage, water,drains, planning and other permits, rights of way, boundaries, easements, repairs to shared parts, previous structural repairs. 

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Risks to people and property

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The Surveyor will report on defects which require repair and/or replacement and that may present a risk to occupiers or visitors. Areas covered:  Fire control, fire doors,smoke detectors, safety glass, lead pipes, gas, asbestos, inappropriate living, handrail position,bannister spacing, insect nests, wheelchair access. 

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