What is a  Property Survey? 

What is a Property Survey? 

A house survey is an expert inspection of a property's condition, and identifies any problems to a prospective buyer. It's completed by a surveyor who visits the property, carries out an inspection and prepares a report outlining any problems they've found. 
Homebuyers generally have a survey done on a property after their offer has been accepted by the seller. 

Do I Need a Survey? 

Do I Need a Survey? 

20% of buyers get a professional survey prior to purchasing their new home. Which means 80% of buyers are taking a big risk. There is a misconception that they are costly and not worth the effort. But requesting a survey can also mean avoiding lofty expenses and stress down the line. According to The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), many buyers are unknowingly setting themselves up for an average £5,750 in repair bills on their new purchase! 
So learn your property’s secrets. Some unpredictable problems such as rot, subsidence, and structural defects are hidden to the inexperienced eye and only apparent to a professionally qualified chartered surveyor. So to avoid a property with walls on the verge of collapse, or that’s built on a floodplain, and to be informed about upcoming repairs to the chimney chutes, extensive rewiring, or the type of glaze you’ll need, requesting a survey is a smart move. 

Do surveyors work on behalf of both a buyer and a lender? 

This is a frequent misunderstanding of potential buyers, and the answer is no! A Mortgage Valuation is conducted for the lender alone, and you need a more detailed report to protect your interests. 

Choosing Right. 

Choosing Right. 

Our pratner GOTO Surveys will advise you on the most suitable survey for the property you are purchasing. 
There are typically two types of survey; a homebuyer report and a building survey. They will look at the property online initially and advise you which report will be most suitable for you. They will then arrange for the surveyor to go to the property and undertake the appropriate survey. 

Arrange Now. 

Arrange Now. 

You can book your survey any day of the week from one of over 350 RICS Surveyors. 
To arrange your Home Buyer Report or Building Survey simply click on the button below and complete GOTO's surveys form or call us on 0330 128 0989 to arrange a survey on your behalf. 

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