Commercial Building Surveys

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Building surveys for Commercial properties


What do we do?

Our Chartered Building Surveyors provide full structural building surveys for all types of commercial property, including offices, retail, industrial, leisure and healthcare.  

Following a thorough inspection of all accessible areas of the property, you will receive a detailed building survey that provides a complete overview of the commercial property’s condition and structural health. We can also advise on and answer any specific queries you have regarding construction, extension, alterations or repairs you may want to make to the property.

For commercial property owners looking for a sellers valuation or  purchasers looking for a pre-purchase valuation, we can conduct these inspections at the same time as our building survey. This will save time and provide a cost saving to you compared to when both reports are conducted separately. 

Our aim is to assist you in making an informed financial decision relating to property you intend to purchase or already own. 


Turn around 

Reports are turned around within five to seven days of inspection and you will be able to talk directly to the surveyor working on your behalf should you have any questions when you receive your report.

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Frequently asked questions about building surveys


How much does a commercial building survey cost?

Where possible we will offer a fixed fee, so you will know what the costs are from the start. For larger or more complex properties, we will provide you with an estimate of the likely fees involved – the cost will depend on a number of factors including the size and age of the property.

The prices above are indicative only. We cannot give you an exact figure until you have confirmed the property address, as every property is different. The professional fees payable will always reflect the particular requirements of your property and the time which it is anticipated will be devoted to the matter.

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What is a commercial building survey?

  • Commercial building surveys are more complex than residential ones, involving a wide range of details.

  • The surveyor creates a report that covers everything about the property, including its size, structure, and overall condition. This report discusses aspects like the construction and structure, the size of the property, the materials used, the surroundings, and other physical features.

  • The surveyor also performs a thorough technical analysis to find any problems or needed repairs, often estimating the cost to fix them. They also deal with legal aspects of leasing or buying, such as ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations, checking for existing leases or disputes, and considering if the building is listed.

  • These surveys are conducted by certified building surveyors who hold accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and they’re essential when preparing for a property lease or purchase.

What is the aim of a commercial building survey?

A commercial survey assesses the building for structural integrity, overall condition, maintenance issues, and building defects and estimates the costs to repair them. The surveys aid prospective buyers by providing information on the building’s condition and help inform valuation. Commercial surveys will also identify any environmental or health and safety concerns.


What are the different types of commercial building survey?

Commercial building surveys have different purposes, each suited to specific needs. Here’s a simple breakdown of these survey types:

  1. Due Diligence Report: This survey checks a building’s history and documents. It looks at leasing terms, legal papers, and agreements to ensure they match what a potential tenant or buyer needs. 
  2. Condition Survey: These surveys help property buyers see if the building is in good shape or needs fixing. It looks for physical problems and tells you what kind of work might be required. 
  3. Acquisition Survey: This survey tells you important things about the property’s condition, especially its structure and materials. It also shows you how much it could cost to make any needed repairs or improvements. 
  4. Disposal Surveys & Vendor Survey: These surveys speed up the selling process by giving potential buyers all the info they need about the property.


Do you conduct commercial building surveys in my area?

Kempton Carr Croft’s Chartered Surveyors regularly complete commercial building surveys throughout London and the whole of the South East of England. The team works from offices in Basingstoke, Camberley, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, London, Reading, Staines and Windsor.

Service has been first class

Following a large, mixed use commercial building survey we received this kind feedback. 

“Michael Carr attended my intended unit in West Drayton and gave a comprehensive and detailed report including photographs of the entire unit inside and out including the roof. The report was sent to me within 3 days of the survey being done on a 10,500 square foot industrial unit C/W office facilities. He was able to highlight 3 major concerns, of which one is considered a fire hazard. We were able to challenge the Landlord and their solicitors successfully, in getting the needed repair work done by them at their cost. There was also several minor defects that we had missed that he made us aware of.

I will have no hesitation at all in recommending this Company to anyone in the future, as the service has been first class.”

Kevin Batchelor, Clevertronics UK

Will recommend to others

Our Chartered Building Surveyors were instructed by Polly Comber to undertake a Structural Survey on a residential property that she was purchasing in Burnham, Buckinghamshire. Polly kindly shared some feedback about her experience;

“It’s been a pleasure working with Kempton Carr Croft and everyone has been extremely helpful. I will certainly be using you again and will recommend you to others that require the services of a Chartered Building Surveyor”

Polly Comber