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A house purchase is likely to be the largest purchase made by most people and the Leys Longden strongly recommends a building survey to avoid a "poor acquisition".
There are two types of commonly known surveys of residential property.
  • Building Survey (previously referred to as a Structural Survey)
  • Home Buyers Report
In addition Leys Longden and Co will, in certain circumstances, carry out a Quick / Summary Survey.

A Building Survey is a detailed survey advising on the condition, current and likely future likely problems with the property and a formal professional opinion given your circumstances.
This type of survey is suitable for all types of property and is likely to be particularly useful in any of the following circumstances:
A straightforward property but where there are specific client matters to be looked at:
The property is new and defects have not had time to appear
The property is Listed
The property is clearly beyond the scope of boxed homebuyers report format
Major works have been carried out
The property is run down
The property is known to have either legal queries and building defects and the purchaser is "suspicious"
The purchaser simply wishes to have a "peace of mind" / detailed report to confirm (or otherwise) the purchase.
The purchaser is acquiring a short or long leasehold interest with covenants for both landlord and tenants.

As part of any instruction we always discuss the property / instruction with you before we inspect, as single persons, families, professional couples, retired and buy to let investments all have different agendas.
You also may wish to receive advice such as removing walls, possible extensions, loft conversions, replacing kitchens etc.
We believe discussing the instruction with our client is a key part of the process.

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