When you want to buy a new car, you wouldn’t put the money on the counter until you got the vehicle completely checked out, as it is quite a big investment that you will own for at least a few years. The same applies when it is your intention to buy some property or land and you would be foolish if you didn’t get it checked out first. This will probably be the single biggest investment that you are going to make in your life and so you need to get it right the first time.
This is why we have specialised property companies to conduct a property survey in Dorking and these guys check for things that you would not even think about. Here are just some of what they look for.
- If you are buying land and intend to erect a property, then there may be drains or pipes under the ground that you are not aware of. This would add significant expense onto any building project.
- For a house, the building could look perfectly fine on the outside, but behind that stone work, there could be cracks and weaknesses that would affect the future sale of the property unless significant money is spent to correct it.
- The land title deeds of the property might say one thing, but the truth may be different. You may have to share a boundary or a road with a neighbour and this may affect your future plans.
It’s crucial that you get a property survey done when making a significant investment. Make sure that you are getting what you are paying for.