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Is a house survey worth it?

Article by Blaker Collins

Male First Time Buyer Looking At House Survey In Room To Be Renovated

Absolutely! A house survey is not only a smart move, but it’s also like having a trusted friend look out for you in the homebuying process. It can save you time, money, and stress by uncovering any hidden issues and giving you the confidence to make the right decision. In this article we’ll explore the benefits and risks of house surveys sharing real-life examples from our happy clients at Blaker Collins.

In this article:

– House Surveys 101: What You Need to Know

– The Perks of a House Survey

– The Bumps in the Road: Risks of Skipping Surveys

– Surveys: Your Ticket to a Smooth Homebuying Experience

– Trusting the Experts and Making the Right Call

House Surveys 101: What You Need to Know

As a property surveying experts in the UK, we’ve seen firsthand how vital a house survey can be when buying a home. It’s like having a professional buddy who checks the property’s condition for you, ensuring you make the best decision. At Blaker Collins, we offer two main types of house surveys – the RICS Level 2 Survey and the RICS Level 3 Survey.

The Level 2 Survey is perfect for modern homes in good shape. The Level 3 Survey, is recommended for older, more complex properties, or if you have big renovation plans.

Both survey types are designed to help you understand the property’s condition, potential repair costs, and any issues that may affect its value. So, take a moment to explore your options and pick the survey that suits your needs.

The Perks of a House Survey

A house survey can feel like a warm hug for potential homebuyers, offering benefits such as:

– Discovering issues that might lead to costly repairs.

– Helping you haggle for a better price based on the survey findings.

– Giving you peace of mind as you make an informed choice.

We’ve seen clients save thousands of pounds and sleep better at night, knowing they made the right decision. One of our satisfied clients, Michael Bentley, said on Trust Pilot, “Things have certainly progressed since we last moved house almost 19 years ago, and the homebuyer report and valuation were extremely worthwhile.”

The Bumps in the Road: Risks of Skipping Surveys

Skipping a house survey can be like driving blindfolded, leading to:

• Surprise repair costs after the purchase.

• Trouble selling the property later due to unresolved issues.

• Overpaying for a property with hidden defects.

In our experience, we’ve seen clients face significant challenges when they’ve opted to skip a house survey. One of our clients, Michael Mannion, shared his experience on Trust Pilot: “Sophie’s advice and numerous pictures of damage to the roof, walls, and position of sewers, etc., prevented us from purchasing a very unsuitable house.”

Surveys: Your Ticket to a Smooth Homebuying Experience

A house survey can be your secret weapon for a worry-free home purchase by:

– Uncovering issues that let you negotiate a better deal.

– Avoiding costly surprises after you move in.

– Making sure you invest in a property that truly feels like home.

Over the years, We’ve helped many clients dodge potential problems and make wiser decisions when purchasing a property. Mattia Di Ubaldo mentioned in their Trust Pilot review, “[Blaker Collins] provided us with an excellent report for a RICS Level 3 survey and was available to talk to us to help us interpret it and digest the more technical bits…We would highly recommend Blaker Collins.”

Investing in a house survey before buying a property is like having a protective ally by your side. Visit our property surveying pages at Level 2 or Level 3 to learn more about our services and let us help you make the right decision for your future home.

Trusting the Experts and Making the Right Call

Working with a professional and experienced surveyor is essential when it comes to navigating the often complex world of property purchasing. At Blaker Collins, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality, personalised service to our clients. As Anna, one of our satisfied clients, shared on Trust Pilot, “Sophie provided an excellent service – from an immediate response to my enquiry, being incredibly flexible with the survey date, a really thorough and considered report, to patiently explaining the implications on the phone after.”

So, is it worth getting a house survey?

The overwhelming consensus among both experts and satisfied clients is a resounding yes. A house survey can save you money, time, and stress by

identifying potential problems, helping you negotiate the best price, and ensuring you make a well-informed decision.

By choosing Blaker Collins for your house survey, you’re putting your trust in experienced professionals who are dedicated to guiding you through the homebuying process. Don’t hesitate to reach out and see how we can help you make your dream home a reality.

If you’re ready to invest in your future and get a comprehensive house survey, get in touch today.

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Customer Reviews

AnnieC 08/02/22

Very professional but also very calm and kind advice. My house purchase was not subject to a mortgage so this was a first for me to source my own House Survey. Sophie was very approachable and explained things clearly and in a Jargon free way without being condescending. She kept me updated throughout. I recommend this company for home surveys.

Alice 10/02/22

I was in contact with both Sophie and Gavin - I found them both to be extremely helpful and efficient. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Blaker Collins again and would recommend them to anyone looking for a homebuyers survey! Thank you both!

HG 13/02/22

Very professional, thorough and detailed report. No stone left unturned and Sophie was able to give us a verbal summary over the phone immediately to address main points. Very happy!

Hannah James 17/02/22

Sophie has been very quick at getting back to me and super helpful and clear in terms of the findings of the survey. Would highly recommend using Blaker Collins.

Harry 04/03/22

Great communication and speedy turnaround on the report!

Rory Golding 22/03/22

Very friendly, helpful and professional company and very good customer service ! We recommend highly