Jaggard Macland can provide you with a survey to make sure you dream home doesn’t become your worst nightmare.

Jaggard Macland provide two different types of survey - Detailed Building Survey or HomeBuyer - and can advise which one is most appropriate depending on the age, location and characteristics of the property.

Previously known as a Full Structural Survey, a Detailed Building Survey is a wide-ranging inspection of a property. It is the most comprehensive of the surveys available for residential properties and will provide a detailed evaluation of a property’s condition.

The Detailed Building Survey report will describe the condition of each element of the house and identify the property’s defects, their apparent cause, the urgency of repair, maintenance options and may also include an indication of the cost to repair.

Although this survey is more expensive, a Detailed Building Survey is a comprehensive and detailed evaluation of a property’s condition and construction as is most suitable for; older properties, listed buildings, buildings of non-traditional construction, buildings that have been significantly altered or buildings that you intend to renovate or alter.

The HomeBuyer Report is recommended when purchasing conventional, newer homes, which are thought to be in reasonable condition. It is the most frequently undertaken survey which provides an in-depth report of the condition of the property and will give you professional advice to allow you to make an informed decision of whether to go ahead with buying a property.

The HomeBuyer Report will not detail every single aspect of the building, but it does spotlight urgent matters that have a substantial effect on the value of the property and need attending to or further investigation. A comment on value can be provided, if required.

To learn more download A Brief Guide to Home Buyer Surveys.

For further information, please contact Phil Pearcey.