Surveys & Valuations

Meridian Surveyors undertake many hundreds of surveys on prospective new homes every year and we consider ourselves to have unrivalled local knowledge and expertise in this field.

shutterstock_286872218Why Instruct a Survey? A lenders valuation will only highlight problems within your new home which have an impact upon the property as suitable security for lending.  A Mortgage Valuation is undertaken on behalf of your lender and should not be relied upon when purchasing a property.

A detailed survey, undertaken by a Chartered Surveyor, will highlight defects, amongst other significant and urgent issues, such as ongoing movement, roof problems, dampness, timber decay and asbestos.

A survey on your behalf will ensure that you are fully informed and help you make the right decisions when purchasing your home.

Which is the right survey?

The main surveys offered by Meridian Surveyors are:

The RICS HomeBuyer Report: A less expensive survey, suitable for the majority of residential properties, which provides a detailed report highlighting the buildings condition, in addition to other significant and urgent issues. A market valuation is also provided.

The Building Survey: Generally a longer report providing more detail on a buildings construction and condition in addition to general advice on the repairs required. It is suitable for older and more complex properties.

 

Frequently asked Questions

I need my report back quickly? Our general aim is to deliver your report electronically 4-5 days after inspection.

Can I meet with the surveyor on site? Yes, we are happy to arrange to meet on site immediately following our inspection if specifically requested.

Will I be able to talk to the surveyor? Of course, it is one of the most important aspects of our service. We encourage you to call to discuss the content of the report with the surveyor. We may call you straight after the inspection if there are significant defects that may affect your decision to purchase.

Who are the RICS?The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors are an independent organisation responsible for setting and regulating the high standards of competence required to be a Chartered Surveyor. We are fully regulated by the RICS.

The importance of a survey

Choosing the right survey