Residential Surveys Dorset

AK Property Consultants covers the whole of Dorset offering both homebuyer reports and full building surveys at competitive prices.

Both reports include photographs and a talk through of the report either over the phone or in person.

For most people, buying a home is one of the biggest decisions they will make. By not commissioning a survey prior to purchase, homebuyers are taking a significant and potentially costly risk.

A common misconception is that a mortgage lender’s valuation is sufficient, when in fact, it is a valuation carried out for the mortgage lender not the purchaser. It is not designed to raise any defects with the property to the purchaser’s attention.

By commissioning a survey any structural problems or urgent defects are highlighted, enabling the buyer to make an informed decision before committing to purchase the property. In many cases the survey can be used as a negotiation tool to reduce the purchase price to reflect the cost of works that may be highlighted. The saving in re-negotiating the purchase price often exceeds the price of the survey, in some cases, significantly.

  • RICS HomeBuyer Report: A clear, concise picture of the property with ‘traffic light’ ratings. It shows the condition of the property, offers advice to legal advisers and highlights details of any urgent defects. It is aimed at conventional properties and newer homes. It also includes an independent market valuation and an insurance rebuild cost valuation.
  • Building survey: The most comprehensive report including defects, repair and maintenance options and costings. Essential for larger and older properties or if you are planning major works. Our building surveys also include an independent market valuation.

If you are unsure which survey you need feel free to phone to discuss. We would be please to email samples of both reports to determine which one is more suitable for your needs.

Survey Fee Scale

Agreed Value 1000's

Homebuyer Report

Full Building Survey

0-165,000 £495 £950
166-220,000 £595.00 £950.00
221-575,000 £625.00 £1250.00
576-800,000 £675.00 £1500.00
801+ POA POA

For properties of a higher value we would be pleased to provide a quotation.

AK Property Consultants is not VAT registered so there is no VAT to pay on the above prices.

We also carry out Residential Surveys Poole