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When is a survey not a survey?

When is a survey not a survey?

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?

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What’s a home survey and why is it so valuable?

What’s a home survey and why is it so valuable?

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.

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Countrywide Home Surveys is a trading name for Countrywide Surveyors Limited, registered in England and Wales under company no: 01954031.  Registered Office 2nd Floor Boundary House, 4 County Place, Chelmsford, United Kingdom, CM2 0RE.  VAT number 500 2481 05

Countrywide Surveyors Limited is regulated by RICS for the provision of surveying services. This means we agree to uphold the RICS Rules of Conduct for Firms and all other applicable mandatory professional practice requirements of RICS, which can be found at www.rics.org
As an RICS regulated firm we have committed to cooperating with RICS in ensuring compliance with its standards. The firm’s nominated RICS Responsible Principal is Rebecca Freeman, Director of Field Operations, contact 01332 813096.

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