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Why use Compare My Move to find a Chartered Surveyor?

As the home of moving home, Compare My Move helps over 1 million UK movers get connected with the best professionals in the business every year. We will only connect you with verified RICS or RPSA regulated property surveyors, depending on the service required. This ensures you receive high-quality reports to help you through the moving process.

Arranging a survey quote with us will save you both time and money by connecting you with up to 6 trusted surveyors in your local area. Simply fill out our 30-second form and compare the best regulated experts today.

To find out more, read our about us page.

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Which home survey do you need?

An accurate property survey will give you advice on the property, its construction and any potential environmental issues. This can be crucial information when buying or selling a property as it highlights whether the purchase is a worthy investment.

There are a number of property surveys to choose from. These include:

  • Valuation Report
  • Snagging Survey
  • Condition Report (Level 1 Survey)
  • Homebuyers Survey (level 2 Survey)
  • Building Survey (level 3 Survey)

Each home survey will include a different type of investigation and will be suited to different property types. The Level 3 Survey, for example, is the most thorough and will include a detailed report on both the interior and exterior of the home. To help you compare surveying quotes, we've outlined each survey type below.

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What's included in a HomeBuyer Survey (Level 2 Survey)?

Now known as a RICS Home Survey Level 2 Report, the HomeBuyers Survey is recommended for most buyers and modern property types. Our home buyer survey quotes will help you find a reliable surveyor to inspect the property and produce an accurate report. The average cost of a Level 2 Survey is £500 - this was calculated for a property valued at the average UK house price of £267,000.

This inspection efficiently covers the entire property - both inside and outside. Areas of the home will be given a condition rating of 1, 2 or 3 and the report will cover all obvious defects and anything that could have a detrimental effect on the value of the property.

Some of our surveyors may also be able to offer a valuation alongside the level 2 home survey if it is requested when further discussing your quotation and personal requirements. This additional service can cost around £50 extra. If you require a valuation for your mortgage agreement, check with your lender beforehand to ensure they accept this type of report.

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What's included in a Building Survey (Level 3 Survey)?

A RICS Building Survey, or Level 3 Home Survey, offers an in-depth and detailed report on the construction and condition of the building. The inspection will be very thorough with surveyors reviewing internal and external factors of the property, as well as hard to access areas. This type of home survey will cost an average of £800 in the UK, though it could be as cheap as £630 and as expensive as £1,200.

Compare My Move recommends this kind of survey if you’re buying a large home, an older build house, a thatched cottage, or a period property that you plan to renovate. Our building survey quote could save you headaches in the long run and ensure you make an informed decision.

It’s important that you know the building is safe and that any changes you plan to make can be safely carried out. The qualified Chartered Surveyor you find through Compare My Move's level 3 survey quotes will happily discuss their findings with you.

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What’s included in a Valuation Report?

A RICS Valuation Report will provide you with the true market value of your property or the property you plan to buy. It can cost £320 for the average property in the UK valued at £267,000. However, our research found that costs can be as low as £160 and as high as £600.

A valuation is suited for all property types and will let you know that the building is worth what you’re paying for. All of our valuations are carried out by RICS registered valuers which means your valuation is much more comprehensive and impartial compared to others.

It should be noted that this isn’t a property survey and won’t include a conclusion on the property’s condition but will provide a highly accurate valuation. Some lenders will include a valuation for free or they may start the pricing as little as £75, as long as you choose one of the surveyors they recommend.

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What’s included in a Snagging Survey?

You’ll need a Snagging Survey if you’re buying a new-build property. The survey will highlight any issues that don’t meet the warranty standards. It’s also designed to catch any ‘snags’ before you move in, these are usually minor, cosmetic issues.

Common snags the surveyor will look for are unfinished paint jobs or missing door handles. The snagging survey will then be presented to the developers to carry out the remaining jobs left on the new build property.

If you’re buying a new build home, we can connect you with up to 6 Snagging Surveyors to get quotes for the job. Rest assured, they’re all regulated by either RICS or RPSA to give you peace of mind.

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What is a Party Wall Survey?

A Party Wall Survey is needed if your neighbour disputes or ignores your Party Wall notice.

If you can’t agree on the proposed works for the party wall, then the surveyor will inspect the situation and review the work required. They will then be able to draw up a Party Wall Agreement to resolve the issues.

Compare My Move have a network of local Party Wall Surveyors to help resolve your party wall issues. Get connected with up to 6 RICS or RPSA surveyors to help save on your surveying costs.

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Need a removal company?

Once you’ve had a property survey carried out, you should start thinking about booking your removal company. Our integrated surveying comparison form lets you compare removal companies at the same time in just a few quick and easy steps.

You’ll then be matched with up to 6 surveyors and removal companies to discuss your requirements. Save even more money on your move and compare quotes from local surveyors and moving companies.

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Why should you get a removal quote?

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