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Old 25th September 2019, 10:22 PM
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Hi,

Generally for domestic buildings there is no such thing as a Building engineer, if you are buying a ruin then no one can guarantee the structure. The accepted practice with old dilapidated buildings which have habitation license or exemption is to get a builder to "have a look and comment". If you want a full structural survey of a building which didn't have any structural calculations when it was conceived but was built to the local conventional standard by locals you will get what you asked for, an expensive but pointless survey with caveats
saying the method of construction does not comply with modern standards so no guarantee can be supplied..
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