Building SurveysBuilding Surveys

In order to make an informed decision on your Algarve property purchase, it is essential to obtain a building survey which will detail the standard and quality of build, as well as faults and defects in the construction.
This will avoid unpleasant and possibly expensive surprises after purchase.

The survey includes an inspection and full written report including:

• A structural appraisal of the building.
• Faults and defects in the non-structural components of the building.
• Description of the accommodation and analysis of built areas.

This is important to assist a lawyer to identify any planning illegalities within the property, as lawyers typically will not inspect properties themselves.

Under Portuguese law the owner of a property is responsible for any illegal parts of the structure, even though those works were carried out by previous owners. Many homes in Portugal have planning illegalities and this is an increasingly significant issue when deciding whether to purchase a property.

• Damp survey. Portuguese homes do not routinely incorporate damp proofing to the same standard as UK homes and damp is a common issue. Where damp is found the survey report will include advice on remedial measures.
• An appraisal of the services (many homes in Portugal are not connected to mains electricity, water or drainage).
• Required maintenance works.
• A detailed description of the construction methodology.
• Advice on remedial works for defects and likely cost of repair.
• An insurance reinstatement valuation.
• Any matters specifically requiring examination by the client.

 Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information about our services.



Why use a Chartered Surveyor for you property in the Algarve?
Valuations and construction in Portugal is very different to Northern Europe. Employing a RICS certified surveyor will allow you to gain a report upon which you can base your decision to purchase or not purchase.

Why use a Rics surveyor Algarve, as that is a UK entity?
"RICS is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction. As people, governments, banks and commercial organisations continue to demand more assurance of certified standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognised mark of property professionalism". Quote from

How do I choose a RICS Surveyor in Portugal?
The most important step is to choose a chartered surveyor who handles the marketing of properties like yours, in your area. When you have found one, check the RICS website to ensure they are fully qualified.

Project Management

This is the supervision of building works ranging from minor repairs to supervising the construction of new property.
This service is often used by clients to ensure that defects identified in a building survey are repaired to a correct and appropriate standard. 




A professional valuation may be needed for a number of reasons - price to be paid, civil matters etc.
With this in mind, valuations are prepared in a full written format suitable for presentation to shareholders, lawyers or Courts of Law. 



Property Management

A service designed for non-resident owners who require professional management of their property during periods of absence.

We can offer a bespoke management package to meet your requirements, including maintenance and repair works, management and supervision of gardens and pools care etc.


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