Major Elements Survey
A Major Elements Survey covers all of the structural elements of the property, allowing the surveyor to identify and investigate major defects without spending time (and thus your money) looking at matters like the decorative state, joinery and so on which could, in truth, be viewed by the client themselves.
This saves the client money and provides a concise and focused report on the main points.
“Such a report is often viewed as providing the greatest value for money and is suitable for properties of all types and ages, from new-builds to period or listed buildings.”
The Major Elements Survey is not dissimilar to the House Purchase Survey Report in its level of detail due to the fact that they are both non-invasive surveys and that they are both purely investigative. Where the property is extremely old or complex, or where extensive renovations or extensions are planned, a RICS Building Survey may be more appropriate.
The crucial difference lies in the coverage; whereas the HPSR covers all aspects of the property, the Major Elements Survey focuses only on the load bearing aspects. Thus, walls, roofs, fenestrations and so on are all covered, but aspects like decorative state, external joinery and so on are omitted. This saves time for the surveyor and money for the client.
Please do feel free to contact us and we’ll let you know how we can help you fully understand your current or future home.