A Mortgage Valuation is NOT a Survey.
The Mortgage Valuation-Surveyor will only be at the property for a very short period of time, if at all. Some Mortgage Valuations are done at a desktop, online, or simply by driving past the property. Even if the Mortgage Valuation-Surveyor does attend the property, he/she will carry out a very brief inspection, mainly to asses the quality of the fittings and general presentation.
A Homebuyer Report (Level 2) and Building Survey (Level 3) however, cover all aspects of the property, right from the chimneys to the drainage.
Our Surveyor will be on site for a considerable amount of time, searching for defects, health and safety issues and legal matters. The Estate Agent unknowingly often refers to the Mortgage Valuation as “A Survey” and this only adds to the confusion.
Don’t get caught out, make sure you have a proper Survey.
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Why choose Gold Crest Chartered Surveyors
- RICS registered AND Regulated.
- We aim to provide HomeBuyer Reports & Building Surveys within 5 working days.
- Over 100 years of joint surveying knowledge and experience.
- Friendly and efficient administration team.
- Excellent customer reviews.
- Competitive prices.
An important fact to mention is that we are not Estate Agents, and therefore our focus is on finding property defects and providing realistic valuations.
We are a firm of highly experienced surveyors, specialising in HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys (sometimes referred to as a “Full Structural Survey”). We have a wealth of knowledge in buildings and actively employ experts in construction; this is what sets us apart from the competition, that and our level of customer service.
Our welcoming administration team will guide you through the process of booking in a survey and are more than happy to provide you with the customer service you need – giving answers when needed and advice where requested. We are proud of our Excellent Trustpilot rating and are keen to maintain it.
We have many years of surveying expertise; our senior surveyor being FRICS, having been chartered for over 40 years.
Our surveyors are local to the areas we operate, assuring they have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a high-quality report. We have most of the UK covered by our local surveyors and these include, but are not restricted to: London, West Midlands, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Norwich, Dorset, Wales, Manchester, Preston and Shropshire.
A survey provides peace of mind and can save a nasty surprise after purchase just at the time when family resources are fully committed. If there are faults with the property, the survey report provides the means to negotiate a reduction in the purchase price. Many people enter into the biggest financial commitment of their lives completely blindfolded. Buying a house can be a minefield and having a survey is essential for safeguarding your investment.
Do not settle for any less than an expert Gold Crest Surveyor – we are independent and our service is backed up by testimonials from our clients. Gold Crest Surveyors is Regulated by RICS.