Becoming a homeowner for the first time, or even moving to a new home after selling your old one, is always going to be emotional. It’s such an exciting time and there is so much to consider, that some things you need to do can be forgotten about, or, especially if this is your first time, you might not know about them at all.
Hiring a chartered surveyor is one of these things. However, if you want to make sure you’re getting the most for your money and that the property you’re buying is not going to give you any problems, you’ll need the assistance of a chartered surveyor. Here are just some of the things they can help you with.
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You Can Save Money
Buying a house is expensive, and the last thing you’ll want to do is to move somewhere only to discover that, after spending all that money on a deposit, stamp duty, and removals costs, you then also have to pay for repairs, particularly major structural ones.
When a chartered surveyor is brought in to make a report on the property, they will be able to spot these problems with surveys then giving you a detailed account of the issue. You can still buy the house, but you might want to renegotiate the price when you know there’s work to be done. Or you might choose not to go ahead with the sale. Either way, you’ll be saving money.
You’ll Get A Professional Opinion
As much as you might want to consider every house you’re interested in buying using your brain rather than your heart, it’s often the other way around. As we’ve said, it’s an emotional business, and it’s easy to fall in love with a place and try to make it fit with your requirements. This can lead people to make some big mistakes when it comes to buying property, and they’ll lose money, time, and generally not be happy in their home.
When you have a chartered surveyor to make a report of the property, you’ll have a professional opinion about it. Is it really a good investment? Is it going to suit your needs? This is information you can see in a report, and having it in black and white from an expert’s eyes is exactly what you might need.
The Right Valuation
When you’re looking for a new house, you’ll have a budget in mind, and you’ll go to view houses that fall within, or slightly above, that budget. However, unless you’re a property expert, it’s hard to know whether the price the house is being marketed for is a fair one. You can compare it to other properties, but it’s hard to be accurate when there are so many variations.
A chartered surveyor will be able to determine whether the valuation is a fair one or not. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll know whether you’re really making the most of your budget.