We Look Before You Leap ....
It's Essential to get a survey carried out when you are buying a property to find out about the condition of the building and to make sure that it's worth the price you have offered.
It can help you negotiate money off if there is costly work that needs to be done and also help you to budget for any future repairs that might be needed.
You will have to pay for a mortgage valuation in order to secure a mortgage offer but this should not be confused with a survey. The mortgage valuation merely confirms to the lender that the property is worth at least what it is lending you – it is not its responsibility to point out any repairs that need doing.