Use a surveyor from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)?
The average cost of a home is, at the time of writing, £154,016 which is almost that of 20 or more used cars. You wouldn’t spend the same money on used cars without some form of expert guidance, would you? As your home is likely to be the biggest single investment you every make, reallymoving.com strongly recommends that you employ an RICS surveyor to check out your potential property.
You can use reallymoving.com to locate RICS surveyors in your region.
Using the services of an RICS surveyor provides the following peace of mind:
RICS surveyors give you clear, independent and expert advice
You pay the RICS surveyors direct, so he/she is working for you and therefore acting with your best interests at heart
RICS surveyors are closely regulated. Each surveyor has to follow stringent codes of conduct
RICS surveyors are required to have insurance which will protect you
RICS members are continually updating their skills and knowledge, throughout their working careers. RICS provide the training to ensure their expertise is kept up to date and relevant
Using an RICS surveyor might save you thousands of pounds in expensive repair bills from a fault that you were unaware of on your own viewings
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors run a complaints procedure, should this ever be required
Look out for the term ‘Regulated by RICS’ when selecting a surveyor for your HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey.
Further information is available from www.rics.org/usefulguides.