A building survey is a report on a building by a building surveyor on the structural integrity of a
building and its state of repair. This report would usually cover the condition of the structure,
incidence of any defects to the fabric of the building and the state of repair of fixtures and fittings,
services and plant installations. A building survey is often required by a lender prior to agreeing to a
loan which is secured against the value of the property in question.