September 11, 2018
Should I Have A Survey Done Before Buying A House?
Did you know that only 20% of people
get a property survey done before buying a house? You may be wondering if you
really need one and, in this blog we are going to talk through the advantages
of getting a Survey done.
A Property Survey is a detailed inspection
of the condition of the property. The surveyor will tell you about the property
as a whole including any structural works that need completing, any major
changes as well as providing helpful advice.
There are 3 types of surveys which are
beneficial in their own separate ways, all you have to do is decide which one
is most suited to you.
This survey provides you with needed
information but only briefly covers areas. It’s the cheapest of it’s kind and
works well for an overall review. It works in a traffic light system, Green
means there are no improvements to be made, Amber means repairs could be made,
and red means serious action needs to be taken.
This survey offers a full in-depth look
at your property and is great for homeowners looking to improve their home to
the best standard. It will alert you of any major problem that need fixing, and
the value that will come with that. This report also acts as a valuation and
will give the homeowner a clear view of a suitable asking price.
This is the most expensive survey
available but can provide some great tips and tricks on how to avoid
unnecessary spending. The surveyor will provide a full report after taking a
detailed look into the property. The report will include advice on
repairs, estimated time and cost.