Survey questions submitted by Rightsurvey customers




Do I really need a survey?

Hello, I’m struggling to afford the house I want to buy anyway and the estate agent reckons it’s not worth doing so do I really need a survey?

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Is a survey necessary when it’s a cash purchase?

I’m buying a house as a cash buyer and I’ve researched local house prices in the area so I know I’m getting it at a good deal. So is a survey necessary when it’s a cash purchase?

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How much does a house survey cost?

Hi Right Survey,  the estate agent says that getting a survey costs “well over £500”. Is that right? How much would I have to pay for proper survey?

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Why have the bank sent me a mortgage report?

The bank have sent me a copy of a mortgage inspection report. What do I do now – is that OK or do I still need a survey?

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How can I tell if a surveyor is any good?

Hi, I’m not sure what to look for when appointing a surveyor – is there some sort of quality mark or rating I should look for to be sure the survey is done properly?

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Do surveyors look in the loft – what about the drains?

Hiya,  a mate of mine told me surveyors just spend 10 minutes in and out so is that true? And do they look in the loft and check the drains?

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Can I use an RICS valuation for the mortgage?

I’m buying a flat so do I need to get an RICS valuation done?

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What happens about my survey if the sale collapses?


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Save money by cutting out the banks

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By arranging your home survey directly online - rather than via a mortgage lender - you can save the large chunk of the survey fee that the banks normally keep. They may still want to instruct a valuer to carry out their mortgage valuation, but don’t let them try to sell you an expensive Homebuyer or Building Survey from one of the large, target-driven, corporate firms on their 'panel'.


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