Many home buyers put instructing a survey well down their list of things to do when they find their ideal property.
But ignoring a home’s condition simply because its location is ideal or the price is right or because you don’t want any additional outlay can be a misstep.
At Surveyor Local, we understand how vital a survey can be in reassuring a buyer or uncovering issues that could be costly further down the line. Whether you opt for a HomeBuyer’s Survey or a RICS Level 3 Survey, you are guaranteed expertise every time because we only work with chartered surveyors who are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
If you’re looking to buy in 2019, here are 5 great reasons why you should consider instructing a survey of the property you like.
Forewarned is forearmed
Whatever survey you instruct, the information you get back will help you make an informed decision on whether to go ahead with the purchase. A RICS Level 3 Survey, which is a more in-depth examination, may reveal structural problems or issues with dampness. Having a survey done puts you in control.
Where a survey does throw up some issues, you have room and time to re-negotiate on the price or on who pays for any essential repairs. And, in the worse-case scenario, you could pull out of the deal altogether.
Value for money
A mortgage valuation and a HomeBuyer’s Report, where requested, will include a valuation of the property you are bidding on, using the chartered surveyor’s specialist knowledge of both the property and the area. That will ensure you are not paying way over the odds for a home that may never be worth the price you have offered to pay.
Rely on the experts
When you instruct a chartered surveyor through Surveyor Local, you can relax knowing you have an expert on your side. You can talk to the surveyor before the inspection is carried out to alert him or her to any particular area of the property you think warrants attention. And when the report is returned to you, you can discuss specific issues that have been raised to get an idea of how best to proceed.
Peace of mind
You’re about to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a new home. Spending a couple of hundred to find out about the condition of that home will give you peace of mind to proceed with the purchase, knowing you have done as much homework as possible on the property.