30 Jun

Conduct survey before purchasing houses for sale in Bournemouth

Conduct survey before purchasing houses for sale in Bournemouth

Buyers hoping to find their ideal property for sale in Bournemouth need to ensure a survey is carried out before purchase, experts have warned.

Failing to commission a thorough survey can results in expensive unplanned building works after the sale has gone through, according to the Royal Institution of Charterted Surveyors (Rics).

Research by the institution found that a quarter of all homebuyers who fail to have a survey are then met with unplanned works with an average bill of more than £1,800.

Rics stresses that a mortgage lender's valuation report is not a structural assessment and cannot highlight any potential problems.

As the town was founded in 1810, it could prove beneficial to assess older houses for sale in Bournemouth prior to purchase.

The coastal resort is popular with residents due to its seven-mile stretch of sandy beach, but failing to assess a property adequately could make the moving process even more stressful.

Rics spokesperson David Dalby believes surveys can even help buyers financially.

He explained: "You'll be armed with information on the condition of the property which puts you in a stronger position to decide whether to proceed with the purchase, or negotiate a better deal."ADNFCR-1222-ID-800607607-ADNFCR

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