Why do I need a survey?

Whilst buying a property is often exciting, it can also be a risky business. Whether you are a first time buyer, moving up the chain and wanting to know if your dream house is a sound investment or an experienced landlord with a portfolio of commercial properties, buying a property is a big financial commitment. Without having a survey prior to your purchase, you are exposing yourself to significant risk. This is because under the law in the UK, once you have completed on a property purchase, there is very little you can do should you later discover that the property has defects and needs repair work.

Having a survey on a property will highlight any potential problems at an early stage, giving you a choice of options and sometimes allowing you to renegotiate on the purchase price. At the very least, you will be aware of any work required on the property, meaning you won’t be in for any nasty surprises down the line.

Property Surveys from Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors

There are a number of different surveys that you can opt for when buying, or indeed selling, a property. Lea Hough’s experienced team of property professionals offer Valuation Reports, RICS Homebuyers Reports and Building Survey Reports. All survey reports are undertaken by our experienced RICS qualified Chartered Surveyors and all valuations are carried out by our RICS Registered Valuers. Whichever survey you choose, our expertise and local knowledge enable clients to make informed decisions.

Lea Hough provide Survey and Valuation expertise for all types of properties throughout Lancashire and surrounding regions. Our experienced team assist clients across a range of property types including residential houses and apartments; offices, industrial and commercial properties; rural property and development land.

We act for private clients, commercial property owners, solicitors, banks, local authorities, housing associations and registered social landlords across Lancashire.

Contact our Chartered Surveyors in Lancashire

Whichever type of survey you require, we will explain the process from start to finish so that you get a full understanding of the options available, ensuring you choose the most suitable type of service. Unlike some firms of Chartered Surveyors, we pride ourselves on a personal service and will make ourselves available to discuss the findings of our reports and any other queries that the client may have.


“We had a Schedule of Condition carried out on a Commercial Property. From vacant possession to our proposed completion date we were really tight on time. Gary managed to carry out the inspection and write a very thorough report in the time needed to ensure we hit our completion date. The price of the report was also extremely competitive. I would recommend Lea Hough to anyone looking for a Professional Surveyors with excellent service & communication at a competitive price.”

Danny Ambler - Fuse Contract Furniture, Blackburn