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Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Home, Investment, Tips |

Choose the Home of Your Dreams and Live There Hassle Free

Choose the Home of Your Dreams and Live There Hassle Free



Living in a house that you can consider your own is one of the most fulfilling and greatest achievements that you can have. It is an investment that you can pass on to future generations, but finding the best place to live entails extensive decision making, meticulous inspection of the condition of the property and of course, financial planning.

Quality Surveyors

One of the best ways to avoid further stress or incurring additional repair or maintenance costs upon settling in your new home is to turn to reputable and qualified surveyors to assess the property before finally deciding on buying it. You can’t rush this purchase because you don’t want to ruin your vision of living in your dream home because of architectural faults or even an inaccurate valuation that only experts can identify.

It is important to take note that when choosing a chartered surveyor, you should check if they are connected or registered with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) because they are certain to have “trained eyes” to determine if the property is worth your money, or if any major reconstruction is required. One of the most popular reports that they can issue is a homebuyers report that contains detailed information that can help you make the final decision.

Homebuyers Report

Here are the reasons why a homebuyers report survey is extremely important in helping you live in your dream house with utmost peace of mind and security:

  • It provides you with an in-depth report on the condition of the property that you plan to purchase. It also comes in an easy to understand format because they use a “traffic light” colour rating.
    • Condition 1 – Red – Severe defects that needs urgent investigation
    • Condition 2 – Yellow – There are defects but not considered serious or crucial.
    • Condition 3 – Green – No repair is needed and the property is properly maintained.
  • A homebuyers report will state the fair market value including the rebuild or renovation costs that you may incur, if any, in order for you to renegotiate the price.
  • It highlights issues such as structural problems or hidden problems inside and outside the property such as roof problems, electrical installation issues, cooling or heating system issues, damp or subsidence, and visible infestations.
  • This report will include any problem with the property that doesn’t meet industry rules, regulations and standards.

This survey will take around 2 to 4 hours to complete and the report is issued after 3 to 5 working days but it will surely be worth it. This will give you the reassurance that you need before finally buying the home where you will spend the rest of the future with your family.


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