They give you more insight
The current owner of the property should inform you of any recurring issues and hazards the property might have. But not all of them will in order to get a higher asking price and a quick sale. While you will have looked for issues during your viewings, a survey will give you further insight into the property’s condition. It can uncover damp, structural problems and detect where asbestos has been used. Without knowing this information, you could become the owner of property that needs continual repairs or is unsafe. This could make you feel very differently about the property as a result. If the surveyor does find asbestos or damp, search for asbestos removals by PROAS or the Mould Doctor online for a quote. Never attempt to remove it yourself.
They can save you money
Many homebuyers are put off having surveys because they see them as an unnecessary cost. While you do have to pay for this service, they could actually save you money in the long run. They can help you spot potential problems and give you a chance to repair them before they develop. Saving you money on extensive repairs. They can also help you lower the asking price of the property. A survey can provide evidence that a lot of work is required to get the property into a suitable condition. Alternatively, you could negotiate that the current owner completes this work before you move in. Again, saving you time and money.
They help you make a final decision
A house is one of the biggest investments you will ever make, and it’s one that requires a lot of consideration. A survey can help you weigh up the pros and cons of the property making it easier to make a final decision. You might feel that you don’t have the time, money or patience to repair and alter the property. In which case, you can continue your property hunt. Or you might feel that the issues highlighted in the report are achievable and within your budget. At which point you can continue the process of buying your dream home.
Even though you might be convinced that this house is right for you, a house survey could change your mind completely. So start looking for a reputable and experienced surveyor who can give you an honest and thorough report before you buy.