There are different types of survey available:-
There is a very brief type of survey, referred to, in a mortgage application, as a mortgage valuation. This essentially is limited to a brief inspection of the property for any obvious faults and provides an assessment of its value.
The Homebuyer’s report will go into more detail and will provide a fairly extensive report with appropriate summaries and valuation.
The full structural survey and valuation is an in-depth report that looks at the fabric of the property as well as its overall condition and will make appropriate recommendations and suggest a valuation.
We can recommend local firms who are able to provide this essential, professional service.
Many buyers are happy to rely on the survey or valuation report carried out in their mortgage application. However, for the cautious, or where there is no mortgage involved, and subject to the age and condition of the property involved, choosing one of these reports should provide the required amount of information.