What is a house survey?
A house survey is the most appropriate choice if you are buying a conventional property that was built within the last 150 years and which is in reasonable condition, as it provides a concise report detailing any problems that could affect the value of the property.
“A survey not only offers peace of mind, but could potentially save you thousands of pounds in costly repair bills in the future. Which?, the Council of Mortgage Lenders and any solicitor will advise you to get a survey before you buy a property, and not just to rely on a mortgage valuation.” (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).
A house survey is carried out by a chartered surveyor and focuses on the essentials: i.e. defects and problems which are urgent or which bring down the property’s price and unlike a building survey, it includes a valuation.
Home surveys are more detailed than a mortgage valuation and are normally commissioned by the buyers for their own use, which allows them to deal directly with their chosen chartered surveyor.
How a house survey helps you:-
- Make an informed judgement on whether or not to purchase
- Decide on a realistic price to pay for the property
- Be clear what actions are required before making an offer
- The chartered surveyor will also advise on any features of the property which affect its present value and may affect its resale
For a survey or valuation please call 01923 200099.