Always use a surveyor when buying a house

Hardy v Griffiths (2014) EWHC 3947 provides a salutary lesson to buyers of residential property that they should instruct a surveyor to inspect the property before exchange of contract. The case considered the responsibility of the sellers in making representations against the buyers’ responsibilities to investigate the property.  In March 2011, …

The Importance Of Having A Survey

The recent partial collapse of a detached property in Kings Norton, Birmingham is a stark reminder of the importance of having a survey when purchasing a property. The incident happened on the 2nd June when a recently purchased property worth £475,000 collapsed after builders had been working on the property on behalf of the new owners. Investigations …

Helping you choose the right survey

RICS Home Surveys Information Sheet Why is a survey report important?  Because forewarned is forearmed.  Choosing the right survey will highlight any serious defects and help you consider the risks involved before you commit to the process of buying a property. There are three types of survey with each of the report types providing you with clear …