Why instruct a surveyor?

Why instruct a surveyor?
Our Chartered Surveyors are often asked this question when discussing properties with potential clients and it’s a perfectly reasonable one to ask. On face value, many properties look in good condition and, as was the case in the example below, the client initially felt that having a survey done was an unnecessary expense! Looking at the picture, most people would think, “Looks OK to me, doesn’t it??” When in the process of buying a new property,