Edwards Genesis is an independent Chartered Surveying practice with offices in Bolton, Leigh and Wigan. The practice incorporates the Survey Department of Millers Chartered Surveyors, the former practice of Edwards Surveyors and the Consultancy Practice of Brownlow Associates.
The Directors of Edwards Genesis are both Chartered Surveyors and have over 50 years combined experience of valuation and survey work in the North West of England. The Practice has an administration team with equal experience in day-to-day management of a survey company.
The Practice is Regulated by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the leading professional organisation in relation to land and property in the UK and further afield.
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RICS recommends home buyers have a survey before purchasing property.
Homebuyers in England and Wales are facing bills for thousands of pounds by failing to have a sufficient survey of their property before purchase, according to new research* from RICS (August 2010).
A quarter of all homebuyers who only had a mortgage valuation report had to make unplanned building works to their property after purchase. On average, the bill for these works, such as damp proofing or repairing a roof, came to £1,818 – but the cost can be much higher.
Home surveys help buyers make informed decisions on whether to go ahead with buying a property, before legally committing themselves. Despite their importance, many buyers remain confused about surveys.
A mortgage valuation report is often wrongly assumed to be a building survey. Actually, it is purely an indication of the property’s value for loan purposes, prepared for the lender, not the purchaser. Most importantly, it won’t uncover any potential problems. However, when questioned, 58 per cent of respondents wrongly believed a valuation report included the building’s condition, including searching for damp and structural movement. A further 31 per cent were mistakenly under the impression it included advice on any legal issues a solicitor should investigate.
Even if you are paying for a mortgage valuation report, RICS still recommends you arrange a survey with your own surveyor. There are two options available; an RICS Homebuyer Report, which provides an inspection and report on the property’s condition, plus a valuation. A building survey is more detailed, and may be the best option if the property is in a bad state of repair, has been significantly altered, or if you are planning a major conversion or renovation.
A survey might just be able to help you get a better deal on your property, too. 76 per cent of those questioned agreed that a more comprehensive survey could potentially allow you to negotiate a better deal with the seller.
“In difficult economic times like this it makes sense to ensure you are getting the best possible value when purchasing a property. No one wants to find a nasty surprise down the line, or pay over the odds for a property that needs lots of work. A survey not only gives you a price valuation, but also a detailed report of the state of the property. Armed with this information you are in a much stronger position to decide whether to proceed with the purchase, or negotiate a better deal.”David Dalby, RICS Residential Director
To help homebuyers navigate the survey market, RICS has prepared some helpful tips:
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