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Home Survey 101: A Look at the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Home Surveys

Home Survey 101: A Look at the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Home Surveys

Real Estate
Tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people will buy a new property within the next year or two. Only 20% of them (only one in five) will actually bother to find out if the property is properly valued, and if there are any substantial issues with the home that need fixing. It’s sad, because the person who doesn’t spend money on a home survey ends up spending (on average) about £5000 in the first year alone. Some spend up to £30,000 because they find out too late that the timber is affected by rot, for example. Buyers – especially first-timers – are often either unwilling to pay for the survey or don’t understand the importance of it. Are you planning to buy property soon? It pays to think the process through. Here’s your home survey 101: a look at the advantages and disadvantages o...