BUILDING SURVEYORS – FAQ about Building Survey, Surveyor, Surveying, Building Inspector, Inspection

BSC Building Surveyors & ConsultantsBSC Building Surveyors & Consultants (Co. Reg. No.: 001544385-T)
Our Frequently Asked Questions regarding Building Surveys and Building Inspections will help you understanding more about Building Survey and please contact our Building Surveyors if you have other questions regarding Building Surveying.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q1:   Who is a Building Surveyor?

Q2:   What is a building survey?

Q3:   What is the difference between a valuation report and a building survey report?

Q4:   When might I need a survey by BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants?

Q5:   Why might I need a survey by BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants?
        (particularly building condition/ defects survey)

Q6:   What can BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants do for me?

Q7:   Why should I use BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants?

Q8:   How much will a building survey cost?

Q9:   How if I need building survey only on specific areas of my building?

Q10:  How long a Building Surveyor will take to conduct a building survey?

Q11:  How do I order a survey?

Q12:  Is there a charge for a quotation?

Q13:  What type of survey do I need for my property?

Q14:  My property is located in Penang, can I still engage your building surveying services?

Have other questions?

Q1

Who is a Building Surveyor?

A:

A Building Surveyor is a qualified person, by examination and experience, and a member of the Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (ISM). The ISM is the professional institution representing the surveying profession in Malaysia. He/She is bound by the Rules of Conduct of the ISM that requiring the members to conduct their operations with the high level of professional skill, knowledge, integrity and professionalism. A Building Surveyor is a person trained in the techniques and law of building construction particularly in building surveying. He or she advises on building condition/ defects, alterations, extensions, maintenance and repairs of existing building.

Top of page

Q2

What is a building survey?

A:

A building survey is a detailed survey carried out by a Building Surveyor in order to assess the condition and dilapidation of the buildings, in particular, the structure, fabrics and components, finishes, services and safety requirements. Building survey is a kind of ‘health check’ for buildings. There is some flexibility as you can request the building surveyor to concentrate on specific features of the property.

Top of page

Q3

What is the difference between a valuation report and a building survey report?

A:

Building Valuation
A valuation isn’t a survey. This is simply the value of the property, and though it includes a few comments on the condition of the building, is intended only to enable the lender, such as a bank, to determine the amount and terms of a mortgage offer, and the safety of their investment. Please be aware that, a property can have defects that are critical to a prospective buyer, but are not of concern of the mortgage lender and therefore won’t appear in a valuation report.

Building survey
A detailed survey carried out by a Building Surveyor is to assess the condition of a building, including the structure, fabrics and components, finishes, services and safety requirements. Having a building survey by a Building Surveyor would let you understand the detailed condition and dilapidation of a building, including diagnosis of building defects, and advise on necessary or effective remedial works.

Top of page

Q4

When might I need a survey by BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants?

A:

  • When there are problems in your building / property; e.g. defects, water seepage, cracks, settlement, etc.

  • Before any renovation, alteration & addition (A & A), demolition, construction or reconstruction work at your neighbouring houses; or before any major aboveground or underground construction works in the surrounding areas of your property.

  • (If you are a contractor / developer) before you carry out any excavation, piling works, demolition, renovation or construction of a new development.

  • Before you let (out) or rent in a property.

  • Before and after you purchase a building / property.

  • Anytime when you are facing any problem regarding your building or property.

Top of page

Q5

Why might I need a survey by BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants? (particularly building condition/ defects survey)?

A:

If you are a layman on the building construction, you may probably know/ discover some of the unsatisfactory items or obvious faults/ deficiencies in your property. But most of the time your wouldn’t know that:

  • What is the causes of these unsatisfactory items/ defects (i.e. due to design, workmanship, material and etc);

  • What is the appropriate methods to repair/ rectify the defects discovered;

  • Whether the discovered unsatisfactory items is consider a defect;

  • What other major defects/ problem in your property;

  • The repair/ improvement works carried out by relevant parties are correct. Will these defects reappear again?

Probably, BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants is the best in town to answer all your doubts.

Top of page

Q6

What can BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants do for me?

A:

  • Advise you whether you need a survey or not (the advice is free of charge).

  • To carry out a building inspection and survey to your property according to the agreed scope of works and cost and subsequently prepare a (formal survey or professional) report on the building matters.

  • BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants will advise you on the condition of your building, including the structure, fabrics and components, finishes, services and safety requirements. Having a building survey by a Registered Building Surveyor would let you understand the detailed condition of a building, as the survey report provides information on building defects, building hazards and performance, explaining the causes of building defects and recommending the appropriate and effective remedial works (we will also highlight to you if there were serious defects that require urgent repair).

  • BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants will also advise you on the responsibility of the building problems, e.g. contractor’s workmanship, negligence, decay mechanism, etc.

Top of page

Q7

Why should I use BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants

A:

BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants is an independent registered building surveying firm operating in Malaysia. The Building Surveyors in BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants are registered to the professional boards in Malaysia (The Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia) and United Kingdom (The Association of Building Engineers).

The professional report prepared by BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants can be use as evidence/ proof in legal matter.

Top of page

Q8

How much will a building survey cost?

A:

The Building Surveyor's fees are dependent upon the size of the building and the scope of building survey you require. Therefore, the Building Surveyors will estimate the approximate cost of the survey for you prior to commencing the work. Surveying fees can range from a couple hundred to several thousand Ringgit depending upon the project's size and complexity.

We recognize that a clear scope of work and costs are beneficial to both the client and BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants

Top of page

Q9

How if I need building survey only on specific areas of my building?

A:

You can tell BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants to have specific areas inspected, BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants will cover only the particular concerns you have about the building.

Top of page

Q10

How long a Building Surveyor will take to conduct a building survey?

A:

The time of building survey is depends on the condition, the scope of survey, the size and the type of the building (normally should take approximately 4 to 5 hours for a standard size family house).

Top of page

Q11

How do I order a survey?

A:

You can contact BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants at 03-8070 2661 or E-mail: admin@bscbuildingsurveyors.com to order a survey. We will submit our quotation accordingly.

Top of page

Q12

Is there a charge for a quotation?

A:

No. The quotation is free of charge.

Top of page

Q13

What type of survey do I need for my property?

A:

Please click on “Our Services” at the top or the bottom of this Page for details or call us for advice.

Top of page

Q14

My property is located in Johor, can I still engage your building surveying services?

A:

Can. BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants welcome jobs from all areas in Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur, KL or Wilayah Persekutuan, Putrajaya, Labuan, Johore, Johor or Johor Bahru, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan or Seremban, Melaka or Malacca, Pahang or Kuantan, Perak or Ipoh, Penang, Pulau Pinang or Georgetown, Terengganu or Kuala Terengganu, Kedah or Alor Setar, Kelantan or Kota Bahru, Perlis or Kangar, Sarawak or Kuching and Sabah or Kota Kinabalu.

We also provide our services to smaller town areas such as Kuala Perlis, Simpang Empat, Arau, Kodiang, Beseri, Salang, Langkawi, Bukit Kayu Hitam, Gunung Jerai, Kepala Batas, Pedu Lake, Lembah Bujang, Sungai Petani, Kulim, Baling, Gubir, Sik, Ayer Hitam, Kuala Kedah, Kota Ulu Muda, Kepala Batas, Butterworth, Bukit Mertarjam, Tanjung Bungah, Ayer Hitam, Batu Maung, Pulau Jerjak, Pasir Panjang, Batu Feringgi, Telik Bahang, Pantai Acheh, Pangkor Island Gerik, Temenggor Lake, Kuala Kangsar, Bukit Merah, Parit Buntar, Batu Gajah, Taiping, Sitiawan, Teluk Batik, Lumut, Bagan Datuk, Tambun, Tapah, Sungkai, Bidor, Slim River, Teluk Intan, Hutan Melintang, Gua Tempurung, Pantai Remis, Shah Alam, KLIA Route Tanjung Malim, Kuala Kubu Bahru, Ulu Yam, Semenyih, Kuala Selangor, Kapar, Klang, Carey's Island, Sepang, Cyberjaya, Bangi, Kajang, Petaling Jaya, Pulau Ketam, P. Dickson, Kuala Pilah, Bahau, Teuk Kemang, Rembau, Kuala Klawang, Rompin, Sri Menanti, Johol, Gemas, Simpang Pertang, Gemencheh, Segamat, Gunung Ledang, Tangkak, Pagoh, Muar, Batu Pahat, Ayer Hitam, Yong Peng, Labis, Paloh, Gunung Belimut, Padang Endau, Endau Rompin National Park, Mersing, Pulau Pemanggil, Pulau Tinggi, Pulau Sibu, Kota Tinggi, Senai, Kluang, Johor Lama, Pasir Gudang, Desaru, Taman Negara, Pulau Tioman, Cameron Highlands, Tanah Ratah, Brinchang, Kuala Lipis, Kuala Tembeling, Kuala Tahan, Merapoh, Kg. Cheneh, Fraser's Hill, Raub, Bentong, Genting Highlands, Karak, Lanchang, Mentakap, Chenor, Temerloh, Jerantut, Tasik Bera, Pos Iskandar, Triang, Mengkuang, Kerayong, Lanchang, Sungai Lembing, Maran, Kg. New Zealand, Gambang, Panching, Teluk Cempedak, Pekan, Beserah, Cherating, Bandar Muadzam Shah, Endau Eompin -Kuala Rompin, Tasik Chini, Pulau Duyong, Chendering, Seberang Takir, Marang, Kuala Berang, Penarik, Kuala Besut, Kenyir Lake, Rantau Abang Dungun, Kuala Kemaman, Chukai, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Pulau Perhentiaqn Kechil, Pulau Redang, Pulau Kapas, Gua Musang, Dabong, Tanah Merah, Kemubu, Kuala Krai, Tumpat, Bachok, Gunung Chamah, Batu Melintang, Jeli and Pantai Bulan Cahaya.

Top of page




Have another question?

Please contact BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants at 03-8070 2661  or E-mail to admin@bscbuildingsurveyors.com. We'll respond usually on the same day; or by the next business day.


Top of page  

Copyright 2005
BSC Building Surveyors & Consultants

Power by V Channel Solutions
eXTReMe Tracker