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Engineer's Report for the purchase of a house

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

What is an Engineers' Report?

An Engineer's Report will give you an overview of the structural condition of the property. It will flag any visible signs of issues caused by faulty foundations, bricks, or roof structures.

It also gives you an overview of the general condition throughout the property and any issues caused by poor maintenance or general wear and tear. The engineer/surveyor would also point out any legal issues related to planning or boundaries for your solicitor.

For the purpose of buying a house or apartment, an engineer's report should be conducted to a minimum of SCSI Level 2. This can go by other names like building survey, property survey, house survey, and a few other names. The reports can be conducted by engineers of various levels (usually chartered), Building Surveyors, and Architectural Technologists.

How much is an engineer's report?

A house survey report with is €699 for properties up to 175 square meters. For properties 176-300 square meters, it is €799. And for apartments all surveys are €599. These prices include vat.

How long does an engineer's report take?

The engineer would be on site for 1-3 hours depending on the size and condition of the property. In addition to this, there is another 1-2 hours of prep work and writing the report.

Turnaround time with Get House Survey from booking to getting your report is around 5 business days.

How do I book an engineer's report?

To book, just go to and click on "Get Survey Now". Then fill out the details of the property, complete payment and we take care of everything else!


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