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Getting a property survey on a second-hand property in Galway!

Are you thinking about buying a second-hand property in County Galway or already sale agreed?

Whether it's in Galway City, Oranmore, Athenry, Tuam, Gort or anywhere in between, it's crucial to have a building survey completed before making a purchase. This can sometimes be called a property survey, pre-purchase survey, house survey or structural survey.

A building survey can save you from significant headaches and expenses down the road by uncovering any hidden issues with the property.

Here's why you should get a building survey done before buying a second-hand property in County Galway:

Discover Hidden Problems

A building survey is an examination of the property, including its structure, roof, walls, windows, doors, and more. The surveyor will identify any defects, such as dampness, rot, or structural issues, which can be costly to repair.

Save Money in the Long Run

A building survey can help you make an informed decision about the property and avoid overpaying. If the survey reveals significant problems, you can renegotiate the price with the seller or walk away from the deal altogether.

Remember, overpaying by just €10k will cost you close to €30k in earnings of the lifetime of your mortgage, so it's important you only pay what the property is worth and not get stung with a higher price than the property should be.

Plan for Future Repairs and Maintenance

The surveyor will provide you with a report that details any issues found during the survey and the estimated cost of repairs. This information can help you budget for future repairs and maintenance, ensuring that you don't get caught off guard by unexpected expenses.

Even small repairs and costs add up!

Peace of Mind

Finally, a building survey gives you peace of mind. Knowing that the property you're buying is in good condition, with no hidden surprises, can give you confidence in your investment.


A building survey is an essential step in the process of buying a second-hand property in Galway or anywhere in the country. Don't take any chances with your investment - make sure to get a building survey completed before signing contracts.

At we have 2 of the best surveyors in the country covering Galway. So when you book with us you are guaranteed a high-quality, detailed survey that will let you buy with confidence!

To book your survey with us, just go to and click on "Get Survey Now".


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