h) Why should I pay for a survey?

Buildings are not always what they seem. Defects are often not readily apparent or are deliberately concealed. Buying a property is a major investment with ongoing obligations so it is essential you find out all you can about the condition of a property you intend to buy or lease.

At worst, serious defects may be found and, at best, you will have peace of mind of knowing you are going to live in a sound home.

Many clients, armed with the full facts, are able to negotiate for works to be done or the price reduced. Others are prevented from making a costly or ill advised purchase.

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