It is important that the structural integrity of any building is known before progressing with asset transfer. It may well be that relevant authorities are able to provide details of any recent surveys completed or known issues with a building such as structural issues, asbsestos etc.
As a first point, community transfer body should request any information held by the relevant authority. Thereafter, it is the responsibility of the community transfer body to instruct surveyors to conduct a structural survey and valuation of the property.
As highlighted in the Guidances notes (see below), the relevant authority may agree to share the cost associated with obtaining this new information.