Home purchase - surveyor options
Found 28th Sep 2017
Hi, we are in the process of buying a house built around the late 90's and was wondering what surveys to opt for. The house itself seems to be in reasonably good condition . No renovations or extensions done to the original build except a garage conversion (garage is detached from the house). We plan to extend the property after a year or two . The lenders have already done a valuation report and as far as I can see we can go of 1) condition report 2) home buyers report 3)building survey report
Should we opt for a building survey now as we plan to do a extension ? or would we essentially have to fork out for the same again in a couple of years when we actually do the work? Also if someone had opted for it how useful is it and roughly how much does it cost for a 3 bed conventional detached brick house?
Being a relatively new build , I don't see the point of doing any of the other surveys as they are essentially just another eye survey and don't seem to add on anything significant. But maybe I am wrong here. any advises?