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  • Writer's picturePeter Hart

When should you get a home survey?

Helping you to make the right decision for your property, and your circumstances

Buying a home is an exciting milestone, but it's crucial to make informed decisions throughout the process. Every day we speak to customers who are unsure about whether or not they need a survey, so we wanted to give you an idea of when you should be looking to book a survey, and what you can expect when you do.

As RICS registered surveyors, at Home Surveying we are dedicated to helping you understand when and why you should get a property survey. No two properties are the same, so we will always help you to decide whether you need a survey, and if so, which type is right for you.

Firstly, it's worth explaining what a home survey is, and what it's for. A home survey is a comprehensive assessment conducted by a professional surveyor to evaluate the condition of a property you intend to purchase. It provides invaluable information about any potential issues, defects, or structural concerns that might affect the property's value or your future living experience.

At Home Surveying, we know that getting a home survey is often a crucial step before committing to a property purchase. It's a proactive measure to ensure you make an informed decision, considering both short-term and long-term implications. With our expertise, we aim to provide clarity and peace of mind by helping you understand the importance of a home survey.

At Home Surveying, our team of RICS registered surveyors are highly trained professionals, with a detailed understanding of properties, and what defects or potential issues to look out for. We understand that every property is unique, and we tailor our services to meet your specific requirements. Whether you're a first-time buyer, a seasoned homeowner, or a property investor, our experts are here to guide you through the process.

When you talk to our team, we take the time to understand your needs, budget, and concerns. We explain the different types of surveys available, helping you determine which one is most suitable for your situation. From the comprehensive Building Survey (Level 3) which is the most detailed report we offer or a Level 2 Home Survey (formally a Homebuyers report), we'll ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Before you speak to a surveyor, our bookings team will work with you to understand your specific requirements and help you to make an informed choice on the right course of action. We believe in open and transparent communication with our clients. We'll walk you through the survey process, explaining each step-in detail, so you feel comfortable and confident throughout. And in the unlikely event that we don't think you need a survey, we'll be happy to say so!

Once your survey has been completed, not only will we provide you with a detailed report, but we will also take the time to discuss our findings with you. Your surveyor will be available to answer any questions you may have, ensuring you have a complete understanding of the survey results. We want you to have all the necessary information to make the right decision for your property and your circumstances, and the report you receive will help you to negotiate effectively, plan for future maintenance costs, or even reconsider your decision if significant issues are discovered.

So when should you get a home survey? The answer is pretty simple: before committing to a property purchase. Our message is this: don't leave the most significant purchase of your life to chance.

Our experienced team at Home Surveying will be with you every step of the way, guiding you towards the right survey for your needs and ensuring you have a comprehensive understanding of the property's condition before your purchase is complete.


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