How long a survey takes

September 24, 2019

After posting your survey request on Sidedoor, and having chosen the surveyor to undertake the job, you might now be wondering how long it will take for them to complete the survey. Surveyors will give you a target completion date via Sidedoor. The below can be a helpful indication of the timeframe it will take from posting the job to receiving your home survey:

The condition report should take 1 to 2 hours (depending on the property) to complete and 1 to 3 working day to be sent over.

The homebuyer survey will take between 2 to 4 hours (depending on the property) to complete and should take from 3 to 5 working days to to produce.

Building surveys should take between 3 to 8 hours (depending on the property) and can take between 5 to 10 working days.

Components of getting the survey done:

  • Surveyors diary booking – The surveyor’s calendar has to be free.
  • Seller Diary – The surveyor, via the estate agent, has to agree a suitable time with the seller to gain access to the property.
  • The survey itself – 1 to 8 hours depending on house type.
  • Writing up the survey – It will take the surveyor time to write up the survey and this can take between 1 to 10 working days depending on survey type and diary of the surveyor.

By using Sidedoor, which connects you to a local surveyor directly, you will be able to communicate directly with them. Speeding up the whole process.