What is a home survey?

December 2, 2020

A house, home or property survey involves an inspection of a property which is undertaken by a qualified surveyor, who then converts the information gathered during their visit and inputs this into the survey. This is given to the customer to review the true condition of the property. This whole process can take anywhere from 1 to 10 working days, but this is very much dependent on availability, type of survey selected and size of the property. For instance, a detailed building survey of a large old property cannot be turned around in 24 hours.

Homebuyers generally have a survey done on a property after their offer has been accepted by the seller. This helps the buyer understand the true condition of the property and any possible area of concern that might need work imminently or in the near future.

To discover the types of surveys which the surveyors who partner with Sidedoor offer, please click here to view a detailed comparison of each.