Homebuyers often ask our sales team whether surveys are a necessary expense, especially when there are so many other outgoings to consider. We encourage anyone in the process of purchasing a property to make the investment.
Without a home survey being carried out, you could face unexpected repair work which you haven’t budgeted for such as damp or roof problems.
Depending on the property and your plans, a chartered surveyor will recommend a Condition Report, a Home Buyer’s Survey, or a Full Building Survey. They will make a site visit to the property you are considering buying to assess its condition.
Most surveys reveal minor areas of concern in both contemporary and older properties. Issues do vary in severity and can range from minor electrical repair work through to structural movement. While most cracks in walls tent to be perfectly innocent, it is important that further investigations are carried out to rule out more serious issues.
Therefore, for your peace of mind and to avoid unexpected costs later down the line, it is important that you invest in a home survey.
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