Surveyors are an essential part of the buying process. When you have found a home that you love and you want to make an offer, a surveyor will look at the entire property with a keen eye. Some things cannot be seen just by visiting a home. A surveyor will inspect for severe problems, structural damage and more, so that you can feel confident with your purchase before signing on the dotted line.
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What Does a Property Surveyor Do?
A property surveyor will do a market valuation to make sure a home is worth the price you are paying. This is a vital step in protecting the lender’s interest. A surveyor can conduct various reports that, while not required by the lender, are recommended, including a RICS Condition Report, HomeBuyer Report and Building Survey. How many surveys you want to conduct is up to you, but having the big picture on your ideal home will make the buying decision much easier, as you’ll be aware of any potential problems that could cause issues down the line before you buy. Based on the results of a property survey on your Kent home, you may be able to negotiate a discount for serious damage or have the seller arrange vital repairs before you buy.
Choosing a Professional Surveyor in Kent
When you instruct a surveyor to act on your behalf, you want to know they are professional, experienced, insured and thorough. After all, you are about to invest a large sum to buy your new home and need to know that your investment is sound. A quality surveyor will apply common sense and prevent undue problems during the buying process. We recommend chartered surveyor Andrew Nichols.
We have worked with Andrew for the past ten years, and he has consistently left our clients extremely satisfied with his thorough approach to property surveys. Andrew applies common sense to every situation, and makes it clear to clients where they stand and what issues they may need to monitor in the future.