Types of Survey
First time buyer? Second or even third time buyer?
Why should you have your own Survey carried out and if so, what type of Survey?
A professional survey will help you reach an informed decision on what potentially is a very long term investment. Commissioning your own survey can often avoid unpleasant and perhaps costly surprises after you have moved in and can even help you negotiate a reduction in the purchase price should any large scale remedial works be necessary or upgrading required to meet current day building regulations.
Remember that Mortgage Valuation reports are organised at the behest of the lender to ensure that the value of the mortgage is secure against the value of the property and will not necessarily highlight any remedial works.