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A home is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make, so make sure it's a sensible one. Investing in a Home Condition Survey (HCS) helps you to understand the pluses and minuses of your potential purchase - and can save you thousands of pounds later down the line.

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What is a Home Condition Survey?

A Home Condition Survey is a plain English, jargon-free report on the condition of the property. It will be carried out by a specially trained and fully qualified residential property surveyor and will show up anything that needs urgent attention, or is likely to present future problems. It will also highlight any exceptional maintenance that you will have to take into account.

My bank is doing a survey - isn't that enough?

Your mortgage lender will usually require a valuation report, but these are not the same as the Home Condition Survey. The lender isn't going to live in the property, and a valuation report is designed around their needs, not yours. It will not contain all the information you need to make an informed decision such as First Time Buyers Northampton.
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We estimate that a house survey could save you thousands of pounds.

Make an informed decision; book your home condition survey today.
Call us on 01908 442109 for more information.

Looking for First Time Buyers Northampton?

All the surveyors that you contact through this site are fully insured and registered with the SAVA Scheme and can assist with First Time Buyers Northampton. SAVA stands for Surveyors’ and Valuers’ Accreditation, and it was established in 1999 to champion the standards of residential property surveys.

SAVA recognised that there was a lot of confusion about house surveys and in 2007, it created the Home Condition Survey. This report gives home buyers an easy-to-understand summary of their potential home, highlighting possible future expenses or issues. There was, and indeed still is, much confusion about the valuation report that your lender arranges and many home buyers think that this valuation report is a condition survey. Find out more about First Time Buyers Northampton and what’s included in a Home Condition Survey.

SAVA is part of the National Energy Services (NES), a company with more than 30 years’ experience in the building survey, energy efficiency fields and can offer advice on First Time Buyers Northampton. Together, NES and SAVA have unrivalled expertise in every aspect of property condition surveys.

Both NES and SAVA are based in Milton Keynes at the National Energy Centre

What will a Home Condition Survey tell me?

Your Home Condition Survey will tell you all you need to know about First Time Buyers Northampton and the property in an easily understood way. Armed with an HCS, buyers can often negotiate the price of the property down by 5-10 times the cost of the survey.

 

It will cover:

  • Building condition and defects
  • structural movement
  • damp, rot, and woodworm
  • heating, drains, and electrical services
  • alterations and additions
  • rebuilding cost - for buildings’ insurance.

Each element will be rated with a simple 1, 2, 3 condition score and presented in a jargon-free, easy to understand report. The report will also include information on any defects that are discovered and how to go about getting them fixed.

 

Arrange a survey

It usually takes about a week from commissioning to the report’s delivery. It will be between 30 and 40 pages long, with plenty of photos so that you can easily see what the surveyor is talking about.

To arrange a home survey or discuss First Time Buyers Northampton, call 0800 138 0836 or click the 'book a survey' button at the bottom of this page to search for nearby surveyors.

 

Results

An example of the results section showing the straightforward 1, 2, 3 condition score system:

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Be confident of the condition of your new home

Our Home Condition Surveys start from £300

Be informed, get a survey!

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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.

"A good report and money well spent. I will definitely be referring the surveyor's details onto friends, family and relatives who may be purchasing a property soon."