The importance of home surveys

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Whether you are buying a home on your own or with a partner, it will be a major investment which should not be taken lightly. By taking the time to do your research and ensure you are properly prepared, you can greatly reduce the risk of any surprises after you move in.

A key step before buying a property is to pay for a professional survey of your prospective home; this could be a mortgage valuation, homebuyers report or building (or structural) survey. The type of survey you choose can depend on the type of property you are looking to purchase. For example, if you are buying a property that is of unusual construction or has been extensively altered, you should consider a building survey to find out whether the property will need further structural changes after you buy.

By paying a professional to undertake a thorough survey of your prospective home, they will be able to highlight any serious faults or structural issues. If you decide to take the risk and not pay for a survey, these problems could end up costing you thousands of pounds to repair after you have moved in. Highlighting any problems before you make a purchase can also be helpful when it comes to negotiating a price for your property.

When you are ready to move home, it is important to get a home moving survey from your removal company, to ensure you are given an accurate move quotation. Pickfords provides free, no-commitment moving surveys to get a clear understanding of your requirements, discuss your packing options, identify any items that need special attention, and answer any questions you may have about your move.

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