House surveys, which survey?

Buying a house – or any property – is a major commitment and one which you need to be truly confident in purchasing.

Whether for your next home or as an investment, having a survey is always a sensible and advisable step to take. The fact is that there are so many potential defects a property can have, some of which could be serious. Without taking the precaution of having a survey report, you could risk buying a property that needs a great deal of work – and therefore expenditure – to put right.

For residential properties, there are three main types of pre-purchase residential Surveys and Valuations that we offer:

RICS Homebuyer Report and Valuation

Building survey report

Valuation report

Each type of survey we offer has its own benefits. Should you be unsure about which survey is right for you, please contact us and a member of our team will be happy to discuss your options with you.

Contact Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors

Lea Hough has extensive experience in the provision of residential Surveys and Valuations. The majority of our work is undertaken throughout the Lancashire and also in and surrounding North West regions including Greater Manchester, South Cumbria and West Yorkshire.

Having been immersed in the local property market for over 30 years, the team at Lea Hough have surveyed thousands of properties across the area. As well as having the technical surveying skills and in-depth knowledge of all types of building construction, enabling us to critically assess the condition of properties, we are also armed with a wealth of local knowledge. This means that we are able to provide our clients with an overview of the locality – including streets, business parks and local areas. Coupled with our insight into current property demand, we believe that we can provide our clients with a complete and accurate overview, arming them with all the knowledge they need to make the right decision about a property.

To speak to us about conducting a RICS Homebuyer Report, Building Survey Report or Valuation Report on your behalf, please get in touch here.

Further Information on Property Surveys

The RICS website provides further information regarding Home Surveys. Please see the links below:

RICS home surveys

Which RICS survey PDF

"I have read your report again and I appreciate the level of detail and the effort you have gone to in surveying the property - thank you. You’re looking at properties every day and you know what you’re looking for – so you’ve seen things that I would never have spotted. You have opened my eyes on numerous defects on this property and am seriously thinking about leaving the idea of buying. The report was money wells spent!"

Guido Staffa, GS Tiling Contractors Ltd.