Survey - which one and when

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OfUselessBooks Thu 03-Sep-20 11:22:01

We are downsizing and won't have a mortgage this time, so we haven't been told to get a survey...however I think it's something we need to do. Our new house is around 30 years old - should we still get the full one?

Also - our searches are going through now and are taking around 6 weeks. Is it best to get on with the survey now or wait until the searches come in?

Thanks smile

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Wildwood6 Thu 03-Sep-20 11:52:07

I would still get a full survey done, even without a mortgage. Even for a newish house there might be issues that might make you want to re-negotiate the price. My DH bought a house that was newer than yours so just got a standard valuation done, it turned out the roof leaked like a sieve and needed replacing in its entirety, a full survey should have picked that up, and even if somehow the surveyor had missed it he would have had some comeback against the surveyor via the RICs arbitration scheme.

Zebrahooves Thu 03-Sep-20 12:00:55

I would still get a full survey done - it's a lot of money to lay out and I would get everything checked.

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