The Importance of Building Surveys The Importance of Building Surveys
Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime, and you want it to be perfect. Having a comprehensive building survey carried out by a fully qualified chartered surveyor can have many benefits.
T J Goodwin & Associates, this month’s blog looks at the importance of a building survey. For information, call in Norwich us on 01263 587 047. We Inspect A House
There is a difference between a house and a home. Our professionals have no emotional attachment to your property. When we inspect your property, we look for things such as cracks, damp, poor alterations, defective windows and more.
A surveyor will look in places you won’t. They spend a long time looking at a property and can show you what they have found.
Saving You Money
A professional building survey will save you money. In 2016, the
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) showed that 20% of buyers who did not have a survey carried out later discovered faults, and 17% of new owners ended up paying more than £12,000 in order to make their homes liveable.
The report will:
Highlight major & minor defects Provide guidance on maintenance requirements Advise on the cost of repair work Provide information about the property’s construction Recommend further specialist investigations you may need
A building survey report can be adapted to meet client’s individual requirements.
Serious Faults Provide Negotiating Power
If a surveyor highlights any serious faults such as damp course and drainage issues, it gives you the chance to negotiate a better price to enable you to pay for the cost of repairs once you own the property. The seller may also agree to pay for repairs themselves as a condition of the purchase.
Remember, if the seller is unreasonable, you do have the right to walk away from the property.
For more information about building surveys, contact the team at T J Goodwin & Associates. You can call us on
01263 587 047 or 07768 733 150. Alternatively, fill out our online contact form and we’ll be in touch.
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