Residential Surveys

Why do you need a survey?

When buying a property you need to think objectively; the money that you spend on a survey could save you thousands by providing ammunition for negotiating a price reduction – or by making you think twice about buying the property at all.

Prospective buyers are often guided by a common misconception that a surveyor works on behalf of both the buyer and a lender – but this is not the case.

Graham Ellis, of RICS, explains: ‘One of the most important messages to get over is that a buyer is entirely free to choose their own surveyor; a survey is for them, not the lender.