How to choose a home survey

Choosing which house survey is right for your new property doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Our online quote engine will help you choose the most suitable survey for your property.

Ready-made survey options help your money work harder

Whether you’re a first time buyer looking to get on the property ladder or seasoned buyer, we can help. Choose from one of our three survey options that you can purchase directly from our website, and we’ll take it from there.

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Four key steps in the home survey journey

There are a number of different types of homebuyers’ surveys for you to choose from. You should choose the survey based on the age and condition on the property. Also, the level of survey you choose will determine the speed, format and support you receive during the surveying process.  We have created three simple vetting questions, which will present you with a survey to fit your needs.

After you have purchased your home survey, we will contact the seller of the property you are purchasing (or the preferred contact indicated during checkout) within 24 hours and arrange a suitable date to visit the property, which we aim to do within 2 weeks. If you have opted for a SmartrSurvey your local surveyor will contact you before they visit the property to make note of any specific concerns you may have.

On the evening before the survey, we will send a reminder to the seller with a confirmation of the time our surveyor will be at the property, they will then visit the property on the appointment date and complete a thorough inspection. At the property the surveyor will perform an internal check for issues such as damp, structural movement, roof structure or floors and walls, followed by an external inspection of chimneys, gutters and main walls. If any issues are found they will be noted in your report, along with recommendations for repairs and the potential consequences of not having them completed.

Once the survey is complete, you will receive the completed report in around 5 to 7 days via email, or within 48 hours, directly to your smartphone with images included if you have opted for our SmartrSurvey.

The survey will allow you make a more informed decision on how to proceed with your purchase, as you are armed with the knowledge and advice of a qualified professional surveyor. With a SmartrSurvey you will also be able to review quotes from tradespeople for repairs as well as view legal issues and share them with a legal advisor. The whole report, along with images, will be available to view directly from your smart phone application. You will also be able to contact us after for further support with your survey.