Countrywide plc is registered in England under number 08340090. Registered office: Greenwood House, 1st Floor, 91-99 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0PP. VAT number: 212551112.
Copyright © 2020 Countrywide Plc
Everything you need to know about property surveys.
No nasty surprises!
Buying a new home is likely to be the most expensive purchase you will make and you need to know what you are getting into before you move in. There can be issues that neither you nor the seller are aware of and a survey can help to make sure that there are no nasty surprises when you take possession of your new home, whilst potentially saving you thousands of pounds.
A survey is a property health check; it will advise you about the condition of the property and will assist you in making a decision on whether to purchase the property or not.
Yes, a mortgage valuation is not a survey and will only provide the mortgage lender with confirmation that the property is worth the amount being secured against it. It will not provide you with any advice on the condition of the property.
Moving into a new property is a stressful time in your life. Imagine moving in and having to deal with a water leak, dampness or a serious safety issue what should be the first night in your dream home could turn into your worst nightmare.
If you want to ensure there are no nasty surprises when you move in to your new home then you need to have either an RICS HomeBuyer Report or an RICS Building Survey.
For total peace of mind, don’t buy a home without one!
For most conventionally constructed properties built from 1837 onwards then an RICS Homebuyer Report is the survey to choose.
For older, larger and more unusual properties and properties that are in need of renovation you should choose an RICS Building Survey.
Both reports will provide you with the following information:
An RICS Building Survey will also provide the following: