Buying a Property?
Make sure you get a Survey – and get our ‘best price’ guarantee.
Even if you are not getting a mortgage, it is always wise to get a survey done before you commit to a purchase.
Here at Clarkes we don’t employ our own surveyor as we know that this can lead to ‘conflicts of interest arising’, especially if we are acting for a vendor in the sale of their property. Instead, we have chosen to work with one of the top local surveyors, an independent and well-established practice. As a member of RICS, they provide a wide range of survey reports and other professional services. We are delighted to work with this carefully selected firm, knowing that we are putting our clients in safe hands. Clients of Clarkes are guaranteed to get the Surveyor’s best price for the job too – we have already negotiated a great deal on your behalf so you don’t need to haggle.
They will provide you with independent, professional advice – helping you make the right decisions and explaining any points or issues that might come up.
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There are two main types of survey for typical residential house or flat purchases:
A comprehensive, tailored report, including a structural survey. Designed for large, older or unique properties.
A complete diagnostic report, including a valuation element, suitable for the majority of residential properties. This is the most popular report for buyers.
Please Note: Even if you are obtaining a mortgage and paying for a mortgage valuation report, it is still recommended that you arrange a survey by your own surveyor. (Both the Consumers’ Association ‘Which?’ magazine and the Council of Mortgage Lenders give this advice).
The mortgage valuation report is prepared for your lender – not for you, the borrower. It answers only the lender’s questions about whether the property offers suitable security for your loan. You cannot rely on it to answer the questions that concern your personal interests or to give you details of the condition of the property.