Beresfords team of experienced RICS qualified surveyors conduct more than 1,000 inspections every year and act for a wide range of clients from single individuals to corporate clients.
In most cases buying a property is the largest single investment that you are ever likely to make, so you should ensure that it is structurally sound. It’s far better to be aware of any issues before you buy so that you can make an informed decision about how much you’re willing to pay and, if necessary, budget for any repair work.
Not all surveys are the same, the one you need depends on both the type of property you are buying and whereabouts it is. Whichever type of you go for, the good news is that even if it does throw up some minor issues with the building, you can often use this to negotiate with the vendor.
It’s easy to get confused between the lender’s mortgage valuation and a survey. You will have to pay for a valuation report in order to secure a mortgage offer but this is entirely for the lender’s benefit, it is not its responsibility to point out any repairs that may need doing.