Home buyers surveys

A report released by RICS this week suggests that more than a fifth of home buyers bought their property without first having a survey to ascertain the true condition of the house.

Their survey shows that over 90% of the people were aware that they should have a survey carried out but almost a third of them didn’t. The failure to have a survey conducted on a property before you buy it could leave you liable for some sizable repair bills on your new home, these problems may not rear their ugly heads immediately and maybe unnoticeable to the untrained eye at first, such as structural problems, dry or wet rots, subsidence and many more, which is even more reason to have an independent surveyor cast their expert eye over what is probably, one of the most expensive purchases of your life.

RICS offer a range of different surveys which details can be found on their web site www.rics.org along with a search option to find a local RICS surveyor: www.rics.org/findasurveyor

So, before you take the plunge in the property market, consider spending what could be the most important money you’ve ever spent!