There are a number of options with regards to the surveys carried out during the purchase process:
Mortgage valuation – a check requested by your chosen lender that the property is worth what you are paying for it. This is not a proper house survey.
Condition Report – An overview of the condition of the property being purchased – this may highlight bigger problems but will not provide in depth analysis.
Homebuyer’s Report – A detailed report of the condition of a property, which explains any repairs and maintenance that is needed, damp or subsidence issues, and anything which does not comply with building regulations.
Sava Home Condition Survey – Similar to the Homebuyers report but without a valuation.
Building Survey (Full Structural Survey) – This is by far the most thorough survey you can get as it provides a comprehensive analysis of the structure and condition of the property. This is a great option if the property you are buying is old or in poor condition.
New-Build snagging survey – identifies any defects in a new-build property. If carried out, the report can be handed to the developer prior to moving in so any issues can be rectified straight away under warranty.