Buying a home is probably going to be the biggest and most important thing you purchase in your life. This is why it’s more than worth it to pay out for a property survey. A survey checks that the home itself is sound and helps to root out any repairs that may need to be done.
What Is a Property Survey?
A property survey looks at the overall condition of the property. With a home buyers survey Berkshire residents will be able to find out everything they should know about a property before you purchase it. A property survey is usually carried out by a Chartered Surveyor.
Different Property Surveys
There are two main types of property survey – the building survey and the home buyer’s survey. Depending on the different factors involved such as the age of the property and condition of the structure, the type you should get will vary.
Home Buyer’s Survey
If you choose to have a home buyers survey Berkshire house hunters should ensure that the property is already in a decent condition. There also shouldn’t have been any major alterations since the property was built. During a home buyer’s survey your chartered surveyor looks at the visible areas, reporting on any issues that you should know about and noting whether it has been priced correctly.
A home buyer’s survey is most appropriate if you are looking at a conventional modern property that is in good condition. If you are interested in older properties, as long as it’s still in a reasonable condition you can still opt for a home buyer’s survey. To find this kind of survey in your area look for a home buyers survey Berkshire.
A building survey is a lot more comprehensive, involving a detailed inspection of both the outside and inside of the property. It fully assesses the structure of the home, as well as the aspects you may not be able to see. This type of survey is more fitting if the home is a lot older, if it has unconventional materials like a thatched roof, or if you know you will be doing structural alterations. Particular attention is paid to any areas of damp, potential safety hazards and wood worm infestations during these inspections.