Which?, the consumer agency, estimates that undertaking a house survey could save homeowners thousands of pounds. Twenty-five per cent of people who did not get a house survey had to spend more than £2,500 righting serious defects that a survey would have uncovered. For ten per cent of people, the costs were more than £10,000!
In contrast, people who did get a full property survey were able to negotiate £2,000 off (on average) the property’s asking price.
Buying a property can be very stressful. Decisions involving huge amounts of money, technical information, legal wrangling, and deadlines all demand your attention and most of them are outside your control or experience. The feeling of uncertainty can be overwhelming. We recognise that feeling!
Investing in a Home Condition Survey will reduce at least part of the anxiety. Be confident that your new home is not a nightmare in disguise because a trained and audited professional has thoroughly examined every nook and cranny, followed up every suspect symptom, and assessed the work you will need to do to keep the place in good condition.