Terminology of your home survey

September 24, 2019

The provided image is a diagram of a house, but, it uses terminology that you would expect to see in a home survey.

Use this helpful image, alongside your newly received report, to decode your selected home survey.

Now, although you have read through your report and can genuinely say you understand it, it may not be what you were expecting. The surveyor may have uncovered some more serious problems…

Fear not, this can work in your favour. You can use this newly obtained knowledge to renegotiate the price of the property by working out how much these issues will cost to fix, and consequently, deducting this from the final sale price. Or, alternatively, the seller could amend these issues themselves and save you the hassle.