Costa del Sol's Property Specialists

06 Nov

Is It Essential To Have A Property Surveyed?

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Have A Property Surveyed?

With the amount of property for sale on the Costa del Sol, it is easy to make mistakes on what you choose to buy as your investment. A Survey will offer peace of mind that is honest, upfront and of a professional opinion. In Europe it is accepted practice that before you buy a new property, you seek professional advice. However, in Spain this has not been the case with recent studies showing only 6-8% of foreign buyers instruct for a professional Survey of the property they wish to buy. Many would agree that the Costa del Sol is the place where you are in even more need of advice.

If any defects are found, the buyer can negotiate with the seller to have them repaired prior to sale or to have the price reduced to cover the costs.

In extreme cases, you might find that there is too much to be done and it would be better to look at another property. Here are a few reasons why you should have a Survey.

The Survey Report is not only there to assist you in making reasoned and informed decisions on whether or not to purchase the property, but also can be used as a negotiation tool. It is important to remember that the Surveyor is instructed by you and works only for you. The Surveyor has no conflicting loyalty to developers, contractors, owners, estate agents, lawyers or town halls.

A Surveyor will meet you at the property that you are viewing and walk around it with yourself, no time limit, explaining what they think, be it both positive and negative. If you are not able to be there, the Surveyor will again go around the property, no time limit, and conclude what we have found into a document together with photographs.

A Surveyor and/or Chartered members are amongst the most highly regarded professionals working throughout the international construction industry. Their membership represents the wide diversity of roles within the construction industry and promotes the delivery of high work standards and values.

C.I.O.B (Chartered Institute of Building) members are drawn from a wide range of professional disciplines working within building and construction supply chains. The membership includes clients, consultants and contractors as well specialists in regulation, research and education. This provides a pool of specialist knowledge which informs the way in which the industry develops.

Holders of the C.I.O.B qualification are recognised throughout the industry as knowledgeable and competent in their field with a personal commitment to continual professional development.