A Mortgage Valuation and a Survey are two different things that are often confused with each other.
A Mortgage Valuation is a basic assessment of a property carried out by a surveyor on behalf of a lender. Its primary purpose is to provide the lender with an estimate of the value of the property so that they can determine how much to lend to the borrower.
A Survey though is a detailed inspection of a property that is carried out by a qualified surveyor. It is typically more in-depth and comprehensive than a mortgage valuation. A survey is often recommended for older properties, properties that have been extended or modified, or properties that may have structural issues.
If you feel getting a Survey is right for you, it doesn’t have to be complicated; we make it as straightforward as possible with a hassle free service enabling a surveyor to be booked within minutes.
Whether you are a first time buyer, are looking to move to another property or are a property investor, our surveys help you better understand the condition of a property to avoid surprises. They give you confidence to proceed with your purchase and/or negotiate the sale price. We put you in control.
As one of the largest surveying firms in the UK, we have over a thousand RICS chartered surveyors in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. They give us extensive local knowledge and full UK coverage.
We can provide various types of reports depending on your needs such as a Home Survey Level 2 (previously known as a HomeBuyer Report), a Home Survey Level 3 (previously known as a Building Survey or structural survey), plus our innovative HomeFact report.
People and property are our passion. We are Countrywide Home Surveys.
To find out how much a Survey will cost, use our free online survey calculator here. If you are happy with your quote, you can buy the survey today.
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Since it is often difficult to decide which home survey to choose, especially if you’re buying your first home, we’ve put together a simple guide to make this decision easier for you.
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