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Within our industry, this is a simple, tired old question. Yet, despite the best intentions of everyone involved, there is still a lack of understanding amongst homebuyers around this issue. In fact, our most common queries tend to revolve around the differences between valuations and surveys. With vast numbers of people still assuming they are […]
You’ve found the perfect home – but the survey has uncovered a flaw. Kharla Mullen our Chief Operating Officer explains how a nightmare scenario needn’t shatter your property dream. It’s clear that we’ve been operating in a housing market which has experienced its fair share of uncertainty over the past year. This lingering uncertainty has […]
The five most common questions about what a surveyor does on a property visit To recap, we have already (hopefully) established the types of available surveys, the importance attached to a survey and how it can provide peace of mind for the future and help avoid any unexpected costs further down the line. Let’s now […]
If you are torn over whether to get a survey, Kharla Mullen has some helpful advice. Here she explains the various types of survey and whether you will get any bang for your buck In a previous article, we looked at why getting a survey is so important for potential buyers. Within this, we highlighted […]
Purchasing a house is a significant milestone in anyone’s life. Whether this is a stepping stone or a ‘forever’ home, this is a decision that involves careful consideration, financial commitment, and a vision for the future. However, from first-time buyers through to the more experienced homeowner, one crucial aspect often overlooked is the necessity of […]
As highlighted recently in research conducted by Smart Money People, the majority of consumers will always research a market, company or product before making a decision to purchase goods and services, and the financial services sector is no different.
It’s been just over a year ago since a webinar poll conducted by Countrywide highlighted that four out of five consumers still confuse a mortgage valuation with a survey. When asked the question – is the mortgage valuation still thought of as a survey? One year on, is there greater consumer understanding of the difference between a survey and a mortgage valuation?
It’s common for homebuyers to assume the lenders’ valuation on their home includes a survey – but this is not the case. Here we explain the value of a survey and how it differs from a valuation. Why do homebuyers need an RICS Home Survey? Because forewarned is forearmed. Choosing the right survey will help highlight any serious problems and advise them of the specific risks before they commit to the process of buying or selling a property.