Benefits of a Homebuyers Survey
A Homebuyers Survey provides a comprehensive report on the condition of the property you want to buy. There are many advantages to this service.
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T J Goodwin & Associates discusses the benefits of a Homebuyers Survey for those in the process of purchasing a property. Peace of Mind
Homebuyers Survey provides you with all the information you need to make a fully informed decision on your purchase. Buying a house is a huge investment so you want to make sure it s the right decision.
If any major issues are found then you can consider whether to go through with the purchase and fix them or find somewhere that requires less work and money. Some of the common problems found by Homebuyers Surveys include:
Damp and Dry Rot Asbestos Subsidence Faulty Central Heating Damaged Electrics Blocked Gutters
Most issues are easily fixed and the survey can advise you on what the priorities for maintenance are. For example, if there is a damaged asbestos flue in the attic then that will require a solution before blocked gutters are cleared.
Most potential buyers will have seen the house they put an offer on 1-2 times. This is not enough time to have done a thorough inspection. Hiring a professional to complete a Homebuyers Survey will ensure that any issues you did not find are reported.
With years of training and experience, a specialist has surveyed many properties and seen most possible issues. They know exactly what they are looking for and how to make sure nothing is missed.
Professionals also have access to tools that you may not have such as cameras able to see into gutters and on the roof. Blocked gutters can cause serious issues in a property so ensuring that they are clear is an essential part of home maintenance.
Just because your offered price has been accepted does not mean that it is no longer negotiable. If a surveyor finds something in the Homebuyers Survey that requires immediate attention, the price you pay can be lowered to incorporate the cost of that work.
You want to be in possession of all the facts before investing in a property. If you find an unforeseen issue such as subsidence because there was no survey done, you may find yourself spending a lot of money on having that fixed. When those problems are found before the purchase is completed, that cost can be knocked off the price.
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