Chartered Surveyors London

What is a Homebuyer Survey?

We would particularly recommend a homebuyer survey if:

  • You have any specific worries about any part of the property
  • You feel unsure about what sort of condition the property is in
  • You are looking to buy an old or unusual property
  • The property has a thatched roof or is timber framed
  • The building is listed

What you choose depends the detail on your budget and  the depth of survey you want.

This includes the same features as a Condition Survey Report plus any problems or defects that might affect the property. It also advises on repairs and maintenance

Please contact us to ensure you are purchasing a property in London at a fair price, as well as minimising the risk of any issues that may arise in the future.

Why Do I need A Homebuyers Survey?

A Homebuyer Survey is particularly useful if:

  • You have any specific worries about any part of the property
  • You feel unsure about what sort of condition the property is in
  • You are looking to buy an old or unusual property
  • The property has a thatched roof or is timber framed
  • The building is listed

What if I already have a mortgage valuation report?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders advice that if you are getting or even have a mortgage valuation report, it would be prudent to get a detailed Homebuyer Report that has been arranged by your own surveyor. The reason for that is the mortgage valuation report isn’t for you, it’s for the lender.

A mortgage valuation report is usually carried out by a building society or bank. It isn’t as detailed as a Homebuyer Survey; it is merely a report. 1 or maybe 2 pages in length. It is not a survey.

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The Homebuyer Survey & Valuation

The Homebuyer Survey is 15 – 20 pages, concisely worded about the condition of the property. The survey covers the property inside and out. It gives a definitive explanation of any defects such as roofs, ceilings and walls, floors: damp course: rainwater goods such as windows, joinery, and chimneys etc.

If you would also like us to value the property, we can do that too. Obviously, this costs slightly more. Just get in touch for a no obligation quote.

If you want peace of mind that comes with a RICS Homebuyer Survey, please call us on 020 7205 4534