Buying property will probably be the biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. It’s therefore very important to find out all you can about your new home before you are fully committed. In the worst case scenario serious and costly defects could be found. Alternatively a survey may give you the peace of mind knowing you are going to live in a sound home. Using the help and guidance information in this section you can make an informed decision on whether to have a survey and the options available. We can even put you in contact with a surveyor should you want one.
Guidance On Choosing A Survey
Deciding on the right type of survey to suit your requirements can be very difficult and it’s also important to know the limitations of a basic mortgage valuation. Use this information to get a better understanding of the different types of survey available to you.
Comparison Of Survey Features
If you have read the “guidance on choosing a survey”, you may find it helpful to use this comparison summary before making any decision.
Property Explanation Diagram
You may hear lots of building terminology relating to the property which can be difficult and confusing to understand without guidance. Use this diagram to give you some basic navigation of its structure.
Building & Survey Glossary
If you do have a survey or specialist report carried out on the property there’s often lots of technical terminology used. To assist you, use this basic a-z summary as a reference guide.
Energy Efficiency Diagram
Climate change and energy performance is an area of increasing importance and consideration when buying a new property. The attached diagram will give you some insight into the areas which mainly affect your property's energy efficiency.