A recent study by Which? found that whilst 80% of homebuyers said they wanted a defects survey on the home they are considering purchasing, less than 20% actually commission one. Most buyers rely on a mortgage valuation which is not a defects survey. In some cases the Surveyor will not undertake an inspection of the property when carrying out a mortgage valuation. You might not even receive a copy of the mortgage valuation report. Those that do obtain a defects survey will know the true condition of the property and sometimes achieve a reduction in the price, which is negotiated based on the defects presented to them in the survey report:
Managing Director, Mark Smout has been inspecting residential properties in Suffolk and Essex for 30 years. Mark is a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor and M.S. Surveys Ltd is regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Mark lives on the Essex/Suffolk border with his wife and two daughters. Mark is a keen cyclist who has raised around £5,000 for St Helena Hospice in Colchester. Mark plans to attempt the Ride London in 2019 (100 miles in one day) to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer. If you instruct MS Surveys to undertake a defects survey we will donate £10.00 to Pancreatic Cancer UK.
M.S. Surveys prides itself on offering a personal level of service that will endeavour to undertake the following.
All paperwork will be sent via post, email or fax on the same day of instruction
M.S. Surveys will inform you when the survey is being undertaken
A detailed inspection will be undertaken with the report containing advice that is clear and easy to understand
The report will be returned via the post/online within 2-3 working days of carrying out the survey
A consultation period will be made available for clients if required
M.S. Surveys is regulated by the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors. The RICS is the premium International Property Standard for Quality.