We know you have a lot of questions about the home buying process. That’s why we’re here to help! We offer free, no obligation quotes for surveys and inspections from our partner GOTO Group.
Who Do We Work With?
Getting a survey on a home you’re looking to buy can help avoid nasty surprises later on. Need a quote?
Our service provider is GOTO Group, who are dedicated to helping you with all your property-related needs.
They have approved over 350 qualified chartered surveyors – experienced at detecting any potential problems you need to know about. This means they can connect you with up to 4 local surveyors who have excellent knowledge of your area.
Some more good news, all of them are approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It takes a matter of seconds and you won’t be charged for the arrangement of your building survey quote.
Home Buyers’ Survey Quotes
There are a number of different types of homebuyers’ surveys you can have, each with a different property survey cost. You should choose based on the property itself.
Panel Surveys can provide you with a quote for:
RICS Condition Report
This identifies any urgent issues or risks with the property, best used for new builds.
It’s the most basic type – meaning you won’t receive a valuation or advice.
Homebuyers reports can help you detect issues such as subsidence or mould. However, it’s not as in-depth as some of the other types, so best used for houses in moderate condition.
Often, homebuyers reports include a valuation. However, this isn’t always the case, so you need to ensure you know what you’re getting.
Building Survey Quotes
Previously known as full structural surveys, a building survey goes a bit more in-depth, perfect for older properties or ones constructed in an unusual way.
- A valuation
- A full survey report – using a clear ratings system from 1-3 to help you identify issues
- An inspection of the building
Building surveyors will look for a wide range of issues that could cause you problems later on down the line. Essentially, it’s ensuring that your potential new home is free from nasty surprises.
Why Should You Get a Home Buyers Survey?
Why is a property survey so important?
Many of us are looking to save money when moving home, which means it can be tempting to cut corners. However, this can lead to you having to spend more later on down the line.
If a potential new home has an issue like subsidence, wouldn’t you want to know sooner? This may put you off the sale – or help you negotiate a house price down.
Home Surveys Can Save You Money in the Long Term
As well as this, your mortgage lender hasn’t done one for you. A mortgage valuation is not the same as a survey, rather, it’s about protecting the loan. It won’t flag any potential problems with the building, such as damp.
It’s your money you’re considering parting with – so leave no stone unturned.
A Property Survey Gives You the Answers You Need
While the estate agent is legally obliged to answer your questions – they may not be aware of some of the issues that could arise later on down the line.
Buying a property can be fraught with difficulty if you’re not careful, so you should ensure you take all the necessary precautions and steps.
It’s Worth the Effort
There’s a misconception that structural surveys are not worth the effort – as you could be unwittingly setting yourself up for costly repairs after already you’ve paid for the property.
Many structural issues are invisible unless you know what you’re looking for, which RICS surveyors do. They have numerous years of experience in the industry, which is something you should aim to use to your advantage.
How Does it Work?
Based on your requirements, GOTO will request up to 4 of their panel surveyors, local to the postcode you have specified, get in touch with you and provide you with a building survey quote for free.
Find More Services
We’re here to help you buy a property – from start to finish – providing you with everything you need in one place. This could be ensuring you have the necessary legal aid or helping you find the right mortgage deal for your situation.
Our conveyancing solicitors work on a no sale/no fee basis, offering you value for money at every stage. Find your free conveyancing quote below.
If you’re in need of assistance understanding your different options, we can connect you with a mortgage adviser for free. Simply fill in our online form to receive mortgage quotes for free.
As mentioned previously – we’re here every step of the way. When it finally comes to the move, your belongings may not be insured in transit unless you use a professional service. Get a removal quote for free below.