How Long Does a Pre-Purchase Building Survey Typically Take in Ireland?

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How Long Does a Pre-Purchase Building Survey Typically Take in Ireland?

When you’re in the process of purchasing a property in Ireland, conducting a pre-purchase building survey is a crucial step to ensure you’re making an informed decision. While you may have many questions about the process, one common query is, “How long does a pre-purchase building survey typically take in Ireland?” In this article, we’ll explore this question and provide some insights into the process.

Understanding Pre-Purchase Building Surveys

Before we delve into the timing, let’s briefly revisit what a pre-purchase building survey entails. This type of survey, also known as a structural survey or a homebuyer’s survey, involves a comprehensive inspection of a property’s condition. The primary objective is to identify potential issues, defects, or structural problems that may affect the property’s value, safety, or future maintenance requirements

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Pre Purchase Building Survey of a house in North Dublin

Timing of a Pre-Purchase Building Survey

The duration of a pre-purchase building survey can vary based on several factors, including the type and size of the property, the surveyor’s availability, and the scope of the survey. While the exact timing can vary, it’s important to have a general idea of what to expect.

iSurv – The Residential Inspection Experts

At iSurv, we understand the significance of timing when it comes to pre-purchase building surveys. We pride ourselves on being The Residential Inspection Experts, and our turnaround time is designed to provide you with a swift and thorough assessment of your potential property.

Survey Timing: Typically, we can schedule and carry out the survey within 5 working days from the date of your request.

Report Delivery: After the survey, you can expect the survey report within 3 working days. This ensures you receive the findings promptly, allowing you to make well-informed decisions about your property purchase.

Our efficient turnaround time reflects our commitment to providing a high-quality service while respecting your timelines and the often fast-paced nature of property transactions.

Contact Us for More Information

If you’re in need of a pre-purchase building survey or would like to learn more about our services at iSurv, we invite you to contact our team. We’re here to assist you and provide further information to support your property purchase journey. You can reach us at, and our experts will be happy to assist you.


The timing of a pre-purchase building survey in Ireland can vary, but it’s a critical step in ensuring the condition and safety of your potential property. With iSurv’s efficient turnaround time, you can have peace of mind knowing that you’ll receive your survey and report promptly.

You should ensure that what ever surveyor you appoint provides a commitment to delivering your report within an efficiant manner so as not to hold up the sale.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your property purchase process, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at for more information and expert guidance. We’re here to support you in making the right choice for your investment.

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Tom Rooney

Tom is the managing director here at iSurv. Graduating from Dundalk Institute of Technology with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Building Surveying in 2003. Then following his professional development became a Chartered in 2008 after successfully completing the APC with The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and is also a Registered Surveyor. Having worked in some of Ireland’s largest property & consulting firms before starting iSurv, Tom has extensive industry experience in a wide range of domestic and commercial Building Surveying duties but now specialises in Residential Inspection services

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