What is a House Purchase Survey?

The House Purchase Survey takes parts of the old Homebuyer Survey and Valuation Report and updates it with some features from the Building Survey.

The survey includes as standard digital photographs to better show you certain defects and exploded diagrams to help you understand how the parts of the building fit together.The report is designed to assist a buyer of a residential property to make a reasoned and informed judgment on whether to proceed with a purchase. Its purpose is to report on matters of a significant nature that affect the property's value. It is a surface examination rather than "invasive" i.e. the surveyor does not lift floorboards or similar.

A House Purchase Survey is not usually suitable for properties in need of renovation, of unusual construction, over 150 years old or if you are planning major alterations. For this a Building Survey will usually be recommended.