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Why you need a Home Survey

A home is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make, so make sure it's a sensible one. Investing in a home survey helps you to understand the pros and cons of your potential new home.

Commissioning a home survey can save you money and time, enabling buyers where possible to negotiate a better price, and for sellers to get the best sale price.

  • On average, homebuyers spend £5,750* on repairs once moved into their new home. This is often down to not commissioning a home survey. *ComRes research on behalf of RICS

  • Your home is likely to be one of the most expensive purchases you ever make.

  • Ensure you know as much as you can about its true condition before you commit to buy.

  • A mortgage valuation is NOT a proper home survey. It is for the benefit of your lender while a survey is for your benefit.

 

  • A home survey will highlight potential problems.

  • Qualified surveyors work to the highest standards and are regulated to ensure your protection.

  • A home survey could save you thousands of pounds.

  • People who commission a home survey may be able to negotiate a reduction of the asking price.

  • 25% of people who didn’t have a home survey spend over £2,500 on correcting serious defects that a survey would have uncovered.

 

  • 10% of people who didn’t have a home survey spend over £10,000 on correcting serious defects that a survey would have uncovered.

​If you need a home survey in Exeter, Taunton or any of the surrounding towns and villages, please call me on 07946 307185, email me or fill out of the form below, thank you.

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