An inspection of the home providing advice for your solicitor along with a clear summary of any risks associated with the purchase of the new property.
If the property appears to be in good condition and has not been subject to significant alterations since construction then a HomeBuyer survey is right for you.
If you have an older property, made of unconventional materials (like thatch or timber) or if you intend to undertake extensive structural alterations.
Buying a property will likely be the biggest purchase you will ever make. So, it really is important that you do things right.
An accurate property survey will provide you with advice on the property, the construction and any potential environmental issues that may exist.
There are various types of surveys available to you. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages. The more extensive a survey is, the easier it will be to identify any issues with the current property you are interested in purchasing.
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If you are simply looking to identify any potential issues or factors that could affect the price of your home before putting it up for sale then Compare My Move and e.surv will likely recommend a RICS Condition Report.
The inspection is relatively brief but will still consist of the 1, 2, 3 rating method. This is a straight-forward survey and recommended for newer builds where issues are not expected.
A RICS HomeBuyer Survey is the survey likely to be recommended to most homebuyers. This inspection efficiently covers the entire property on both the inside and outside.
Areas of the home will be given a condition rating of 1, 2 or 3 and the report will cover all defects and anything that could have a detrimental effect on the value of the property.
The surveyors at e.surv can also offer a valuation and a calculation of the insurance if requested or required.
A RICS Building Survey, formerly known as a ‘Full Structural Survey’ offers an in-depth and detailed report on the construction and condition of the building. Compare My Move would recommend this kind of survey if you are buying a thatched cottage, a large home, an older build house or a period property that you plan to renovate.
It is important that you know that the building is safe and that the changes you plan to make can be safely carried out. The qualified Chartered Surveyor you find through Compare My Move will happily discuss the report findings with you.