Your Residential Survey
I took a call today from a worried potential client who was in the process of buying a property in Canterbury. They were significantly along with the house purchase and an exchange of contracts is likely to happen in the coming week or so.
She didn’t think they needed a survey as the bank was doing one and they had agreed to do lend the money required to complete the mortgage but after speaking to a friend over the weekend it all became clear that what the bank had done was a valuation survey and not a residential survey.
She needed a survey carrying out quickly, and on this occasion we couldn’t help but I did offer some additional advice, given the location of the property I knew it was in a conservation area, was likely old and could be listed something I was able to check and confirm to her, I recommended that the surveyor she choose where like us familiar with Listed Buildings and not to accept a level 2 survey for this property required a Level 3 Full Building Survey (Formally Called Full Structural Survey) and this is true for any pre-1919 building so-called “Traditional Building Stock”
I gave the caller some numbers and some recommendations for people that may be able to help at such short notice but it has spurned me on to write this blog post about the fact that a residential valuation is not the same as a building survey
I will at a later date detail in a blog post the differences between a Valuation and a Level 2 and a Valuation and a Level 3 Building Survey
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