Survey Or Not To Survey ?

Posted on: 7 February 2022

Survey or not to Survey ?

We are often asked about the need for a survey when purchasing with Cash.

We would generally always recommend either :-

A Building Survey - a more detailed report usually more suited to older buildings.

A Home - Buyer Report  - is the less comprehensive of the two and more usually recommended to the newer builds.

Considering a house purchase is probably the largest single purchase of most peoples life, having the peace of mind of a professional surveyor really should not be overlooked.

In general terms the surveyor will consider 

*   The condition of roof and timbers.

*   Damp test the walls.

*   Consider the damp proofing, drainage and insulation.

*   Visually inspect the features of the property, out buildings and garage.

*   Estimate the rebuilding cost for insurance purposes.

*   Detail faults, advise on specialist, where required.

*   Identify any subsidence.

*   Advise, if immediate problems need further investigation.

 

We have several local surveyors that we can happily recommend.

 

 

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