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A Home Survey is an assessment of a property’s condition. There are various types of survey, each with their own benefits, and they are organised by level. The higher the level, the more in depth the survey is.
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland you would get a survey when you’re a buyer considering a property. In Scotland, you get a survey (a Scottish Home Report) before you put the property on the market.
House surveys are carried out by Chartered Surveyors and we always recommend using a surveyor accredited by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) as you know they’ll have expert training and are up to date with any changes in the industry.
Building Surveys (previously known as Structural Surveys) are more comprehensive, offering a detailed inspection of the inside and outside. This type of survey is strongly recommended if your property is particularly old, made of unconventional material (like thatch or timber),or has had significant building work done to it. Similarly, if you intend to do building work to the property, a Building Survey is probably the best choice.
It involves checks on accessible areas such as roof or cellar space, but will also look at any issues that might compromise the structural integrity of the building like damp, dry rot, wood worm infestation or any potential hazards such as large trees close to the structure.
The surveyor will send you a report which will include a list of all defects uncovered, their probable cause, level of significance (if they require immediate action or can be ignored for the time being), and recommendations on what is needed to fix these defects (along with costs). It will also include technical details on construction of property, materials used etc
We are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors meaning we can be trusted to deliver the highest standards of service at the lowest possible price.
Be safe in the knowledge that the property you are purchasing is structurally sound and free from any serious defects by having a survey undertaken.
We’ll confirm the price by text message, and offer you a time and date for an appointment.
If you would like to proceed, just reply “YES”.
There’s no obligation, and we never pass your details to third parties.