Residential Surveys Poole

If you live in Poole and are looking for a competitive price for a homebuyer report or full building survey we would be pleased to discuss your needs.

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. The RICS have reported that a quarter of purchasers who fail to commission a survey end up having to carry out unplanned building works to their newly purchased property or even worse end up with a property that is not possible is sell due to the disrepair that exists.

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 and insurance rebuild cost valuation.

If unsure which survey you need for your property in Poole we would be please to hear from you to discuss. I can also email samples of both reports to determine which one is more suitable for your needs.

Our service

No matter the value of the property being surveyed a talk through of the report is included in the price. This can be done either over the phone or over a coffee at a location convenient to both parties. This ensures the client gets the best value from the report and gives the client the opportunity to raise any queries.

Both the full building survey and Homebuyer report include annotated photographs to aid understanding of the report content.

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.