Use our handy comparison tool to find out what type of survey best suits your circumstances and then compare the best value surveys from RICS-approved surveyors. It's quick, easy to use and will give you the extra peace of mind when buying your new home. Avoid any nasty surprises and ensure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your potential new home.
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If you are buying a property, a survey can be incredibly useful - they can help you make sure you avoid any expensive surprises (like an unexpected re-wiring job or re-tiling the roof) and will give you peace of mind that those hairline cracks in the exterior wall don't mean that the whole house is about to fall down. Especially for First Time Buyers who have never owned a property before, a survey can be extremely reassuring and remove some of the stress and anxiety from a property purchase.
The information that you find out from the survey could be significant enough for you to reconsider whether to buy the property, or at least renegotiate the asking price to account for the costs of any required improvement works. It is not a legal requirement to carry out a survey in the UK, but they can avoid some nasty surprises further down the line, and it is an especially good idea to get a survey if:
If you aren't sure which type of survey is right for you - then you can use your handy wizard tool 'Which Survey is Right For Me?' to help you work out which survey best matches your needs. Just in case you still aren't sure which survey is right for you, check out this handy table comparing all the different survey types and their features in detail:
SurveyBooker.com is a nationwide online brokerage for Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) residential surveys. SurveyBooker aim to match you to the perfect type of report and surveyor, so that you can make informed property decisions. We understand that buying a new home is likely to be on of the largest financial commitments you will make throughout your life; and therefore it is crucial that you have a high quality surveyor who you can trust to advise you about this important investment. SurveyBooker work hard to ensure that all of the surveyors they work with offer excellent value for money and the highest quality survey reports.