The House Purchase Survey takes many of the features from the Full Building Survey but reduces the report to a more concise, manageable document at a lower price. In doing so, it provides an excellent ‘middle ground’ and the most suitable survey for the majority of property purchasers.
“The report is designed to assist the buyer and allow them to make a reasoned and informed judgement on whether to proceed with the purchase, pull out or enter negotiations.”
Why the House Purchase Survey?
Its purpose is to report not just on matters which affect the property’s value (like the HomeBuyer’s Survey) and expose defects which affect the internal living environment but also comment on future maintenance considerations.
The specific features covered in this survey mirror the RICS Building Survey, including matters like structural movement, ventilation, damp, timber joinery etc., but the main difference between the two lies in the level of detail. As such, it is suitable for any type of property whether large or small, residential or commercial.