Building Surveying

Building Surveying is one of the widest areas of the surveying profession; therefore, as well as having an in-depth knowledge of construction and building defects, our Building Surveyors are involved in all aspects of the Construction Industry, from supervising large developments, to planning domestic extensions or diagnosing building defects.


The term Dilapidations refers to the lease covenant breaches relating to the condition of a commercial property, either during a lease term or at the lease end. Acting on behalf of the Landlord or the Tenant, our experienced and professional surveyors can advise on the process and obligations when considering dilapidations for your property. We will ensure all relevant statute and procedures are adhered to and dilapidations matters resolved in a professional and proactive manner with a view to minimising costly and lengthy litigation procedures.

Pre-acquisition Surveys

Our senior professional team will give you technical advice and guidance on any building or site you are considering buying.
We identify and analyse potential risks and issues of domestic and commercial properties through pre-acquisition surveys and technical due diligence.

Condition Surveys

A condition survey can be an essential tool to fully understand the condition of your estate or buildings and to assist with planned maintenance.
Our condition surveys will record the present condition of the object, highlighting areas of failure or concern.

Defect Diagnosis

Building Defects Diagnosis is one of our core specialisms at DRPL. Proactively dealing with a defect is essential to prevent deterioration and can save you a lot of money in the long-term. We understand buildings: how they can go wrong and what building repair is required.  Because buildings are becoming increasingly technical, they require a better technical understanding.

We are able to inspect building defects, advise on any specific testing which may be required for final diagnosis, then recommend the right building repair for your circumstances taking account of costs, likely success, access and exits, residual risks and your plans for the property.