Looking for a new home can be an exciting time. Once you find your ideal property, the last thing you want is to buy it and then find they need to spend additional time and money repairing problems which you were not aware of prior to purchase.
Having a Pre-purchase survey carried out is an excellent way to ensure you are aware of any issues before you commit yourself to purchase.
It is important to check over the Home Report (Single Survey section) before you make an offer to determine if there are any potential issues. You should be able to request a copy of the Home Report via the online property listing. Check the ‘Dampness, Rot and infestation’ part of the Single Survey section of Home Report. If you see a category 2 or 3 then you should have a Pre-purchase inspection carried out before you settle on the property. In the interim you can still make an offer subject to survey.
Example from Home Report:
Our Pre-Purchase surveys start at £75 + VAT dependent on the location and size of the property. This cost is deducted from the cost of any remedial works carried out at the property by our company.
We understand that dealing with property problems and repairs can be stressful and confusing. Hampton Timber make every effort to keep our clients informed and aim to complete the survey and reporting process in the shortest possible time.
Did you know you could increase the value of your property and make the process of selling it quicker by dealing with any existing issues prior to sale?
Being armed with the information from our report and can help you negotiate with the buyer using quantified costs rather than guessing the cost of repairs, which could take a significant amount of money off the selling price.
It also gives you the choice of whether you would prefer to carry out the required repairs based on removing the issue from the home report or if you would rather not carry out repairs before you move out but use our quotation to negotiate an equivalent reduction in the overall cost of the property.
No matter how big or small the job, our team has the necessary skills and resources to complete the work with minimal disruption to your property.