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* Up to 40% off our standard fees. This offer excludes any other promotions and is subject to a minimum survey fee of £280 inclusive of VAT. The offer is valid from 7th January and will apply to all cases ordered between then and 31st January 2019. Example full fee scale: a property located outside of the London area valued at £250,000 would normally have a full price fee of £468.

If you’re house hunting this January take advantage of our sale and get up to 40% off the cost of one of our RICS Home Surveys. Our surveys will give you piece of mind and could save you from the cost of unexpected repairs.

Buying a residential property, whether as a home or as an investment is an expensive purchase.

Did you know that a mortgage valuation is only commissioned to satisfy your Bank or Building Society of the financial viability of the transaction? It doesn’t provide adequate advice and reassurance to you as a purchaser.

Choosing Countrywide to undertake a survey on your behalf might save you thousands of pounds, but more importantly we can give you peace of mind about your new property. The following information about the different surveys we offer will help you choose the right service for your needs:

RICS HomeBuyer Report

This is our most popular survey and is available on most conventionally constructed properties that are in reasonable condition. It will provide you with the following:

  • Clear ‘traffic light’ ratings about the condition of the different parts of the building, a review of the services connected, garden areas, garage and outbuildings including advice on repairs and on-going maintenance.
  • A summary of risks about the condition of the building, the grounds of the property, and to people.
  • Identification of issues that need to be investigated to prevent serious damage or dangerous conditions.
  • Our surveyor’s professional opinion on the ‘Market Value’ and building reinstatement costs for insurance purposes.
  • A summary of the legal issues that need to be investigated before completing your purchase.

RICS Building Survey

This is our flagship survey and is ideal if you are purchasing a larger, older or unusual property, or one that has been altered or extended. It’s also suitable for properties in poor condition or if you are planning to carry out major alterations. It will provide you with the following:

  • A more thorough and extensive inspection and a detailed report covering a wider range of issues.
  • Detailed description of the construction of the property.
  • Description and advice on the visible defects and potential problem areas.
  • An outline of repair options and indication of the consequences if matters are not dealt with.
  • Additional advice on energy efficiency.
  • Identification of legal issues that need to be investigated before completing your purchase.

Ensuring you have chosen the right service for your needs

The comparison table attached will help guide you in choosing the right service for your requirements. If you would prefer to talk through the options in more detail, please contact us on 0161 401 2917.

Find out more

If you require further information, please contact our Survey Support Team:

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For a free no-obligation quote, simply send us your details via the form below:

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