Plan ahead with a property survey

When buying a house, a property survey can seem like one more cost among many. But getting the right survey is more than a burden - it can be crucial to ensuring you are paying a fair price.

A property survey helps you check that everything is up to scratch, makes you aware of any costs you may face further down the line and may help you negotiate a discount with the seller if problems are identified. Without a survey, the risk is that you end up overpaying for a house with a lot of problems.

 

In the past year, unpredictable house prices have added to the uncertainty of house buying. When house prices fall, a survey can help clarify what represents real value.

 

It is important to plan ahead and consider the role of the survey as early in the buying process as possible.

23 April, 2024

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