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COMPULSARY BUILDING SURVEY

During a building survey, a professional assesses a property for certain criteria (presence of asbestos, termites…).

 

WHEN IS A SURVEY NECESSARY?

If you are a property owner wishing to sell or let out there are 3 scenarios when a survey is necessary:

  • Selling
  • Letting out for domestic use
  • Letting out for mixed domestic and business use.

 

WHO CARRIES OUT THE SURVEY?

Each building survey must be compiled by a registered professional accredited by the French Accreditatation Committee, COFRAC (Comité Français d’Accréditation).

To simplify the steps involved, see our summary table below.

 

WHAT IS TESTED AND HOW LONG ARE THEY VALID FOR?

TEST PROPERTIES CONCERNED LENGTH OF VALIDITY
(if no modification made)
Official surface area All properties under co-ownership Unlimited
Asbestos Planning permission prior to  01.07.1997 Unlimited if asbestos not present, every 3 years if present.
Lead Planning permission prior to  01.01.1949 Unlimited if lead not present, every year if present
Energy Performance Diagnostics All buildings enclosed, covered and heated 10 years
Assessment of natural, technical & mining risks All property situation in a zone declared at risk 6 months
Gas Installations older than 15 years 3 years
Electricity Installations older than 15 years 3 years
Drains All types of off-mains properties 3 years
Termites In infested zones designated by an order of the prefect 6 months