Highlighting the importance of getting a home survey

survey-inspection-cornwallAre you confused between getting a valuation and a survey? Can your dream home turn into your worst nightmare?

You can be in danger of spending £5750 on an average (ComRes research on behalf of RICS) on those unexpected repairs once you have moved in to your new home. This is often down to those home-buyers not getting a proper survey done and relying solely on the lender valuation.

Buying a home is probably going to be the most expensive thing you ever have, and ever will purchase; so make sure you know as much about its full condition, inside and out, before you commit to making the final decision.

Remember a valuation is not a survey, so don’t get confused. A mortgage valuation benefits your lender, whilst a survey is for you!

A RICS home survey will let you know about any potential problems there may be…Always make sure your surveyor is RICS qualified so that you can have the peace of mind that they’re working to the highest industry standards and are regulated for your protection. Do also bear in mind that different surveys need different levels of inspection so always double check this information with the surveyor.You can arrange to a surveyor direct though RH Benwell & Associates, Contact Us today.