Buying a house is likely to be one of the largest financial commitments you will ever make, and if you want a good understanding of the condition of your potential new property, then you should consider having a building condition survey carried out.
My Mortgage Lender Has Carried Out A Valuation Survey, Why Do I Need A Survey Of My Own?
If you need a mortgage to buy your new home, then your Mortgage Lender will normally require a valuation survey to be carried out. This is not a survey, but an assessment of the security of the property for loan purposes for the benefit of the Lender. It answers only the Lender’s questions concerning the appropriate security for the loan, and not your own questions regarding your personal interest in the property.
Why Choose CRN Building Consultancy?
A survey carried out by a Chartered Building Consultancy will provide you with the advice you need to make an informed decision to proceed with the intended purchase of your property. We can offer a full written building survey report or just a partial inspection survey and will advise on the nature of construction of each element of the property, list it’s condition and obviously any defects encountered, and where appropriate, give guidance as to the scope and cost of any remedial works necessary. The appropriate time to instruct a survey is within the period between having an offer on a property accepted and exchanging contracts. Typically surveys are undertaken within a couple days of instruction, with the report issued within the week of the survey.
The next step is for us to confirm a quotation for undertaking the survey for you. We aim to be competitive on all fees, simply contact us by e-mail or by telephone to confirm:
- The location and address of the property
- The age and type of the property
- If you wish to be at the inspection
- The type of survey required and any particular areas you wish us to concentrate on.
We are then able to confirm a fixed fee quotation, and following acceptance, we will contact the selling agent and arrange access to complete the survey.
The report will be presented in our own format, and written to ensure it conveys the necessary technical contents, using language which is readily understandable. Upon reading the report, you are at liberty to contact the Surveyor and discuss any matters arising at no additional expense.
We do not offer the RICS Home Buyers Survey and Valuation Report, because the valuation element is not within the scope of services we offer. Also, buyers are sufficiently informed about property values in judging their offer and wish advice on structural alterations or renovation works only.