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In Scotland property surveys are usually provided by the seller, but where this is not the case, Clarity can introduce you to alternative/additional survey options.

A property survey is a detailed inspection of a property’s condition. The surveyor inspects the property and tells you if there are structural problems like unstable walls or subsidence. They will highlight any major repairs or alterations needed, such as fixing the roof or chimney chute. The report from the surveyor also provides expert commentary on the property, from the type of wall to the type of glazing.

  • Property surveys should be carried out by qualified surveyors
  • Most qualified surveyors are members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • We recommend using a RICS qualified surveyor because they carry professional indemnity insurance
  • If you can get a local surveyor they are likely to have a better knowledge of market values in the area
  • Equally, if you are buying an unusual house, like a lighthouse or a castle, get a surveyor with experience in that specific field
  • Survey costs vary from company to company, and depend on the size and location of the property.

This service is offered by referral to a third party.

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