Getting a Survey Via Your Estate Agent

Getting a Survey Via Your Estate Agent

If you are new to the property industry, Estate Agents will be a key contact throughout the process. They will be able to draw on their wide range of industry knowledge in both a national and local capacity – to identify the best property for your specific needs.

In addition to these skills, Estate Agents will also be connected to a wide range of property professionals. By drawing on these various contacts, they will also be able to refer you to certain specialists who provide invaluable services during the often-stressful activity of moving homes.

One of these connections will be property surveyors. By providing customers with detailed and informative reports on the condition and/or value of a home, these qualified experts aim to make the process of buying or selling property as simple as possible.

To learn more about the connection between Estate Agents and Property Surveyors, our team have put together the following article…

The Process

In some cases, your Estate Agent will recommend a reputable Surveying firm that they have worked with before. Although this may end up costing you more in the long run, the inspection will be arranged entirely on your behalf. Meaning this is often an attractive and convenient option – especially if you do not feel you have the time or expertise to request an independent company yourself.

However, it is always worth spending that little bit of extra time to independently invest in a qualified property surveyor. By making use of comparison sites and recommendations from friends/family, you will be able to find a company offering the same service for a significantly lower price. What is more, by not relying on the referral of your Estate Agent, you are more likely to receive a highly bespoke report that takes your best interests in account.

Nevertheless, you will still be required to pass-on the details of this surveying firm to your Estate Agents so that they can effectively organize the inspection process (unless you are still living in the property – in which case, you may not need to involve the Estate Agents at all). More specifically, you should supply the name and contact details to your real estate agent so that they can arrange a suitable time to pick up keys and subsequently access the property. However, this is only under the following circumstances:

 

  • If necessary
  • If the property is vacant
  • If they hold the keys

 

If the property report does end up highlighting any serious issues or defects that result in you wanting to withdraw from the sale, your Estate Agent may request to see a copy of the report. To find out if you should comply with this request, check out our article on the topic here.

Contact Us

If you are moving homes and require an independent surveyor, our team can provide expert and impartial advice on your best course of action. Feel free to call us on 01249 444465 or via email at sales@whitehorsesurveyors.co.uk.

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