E.surv launches property inspection service
The chartered surveyors firm said the inspections would highlight repairs that needed immediate attention, point out areas that may cause problems in the future and provide advice and guideline costs on routine maintenance.
Inspections will be done annually to check the continuing condition of a property.
E.surv claims that four out of every five buyers fail to arrange a survey and instead wrongly rely on their lender’s mortgage valuation.
Richard Sexton, director of e.surv, said: “Even if you had a survey when you first bought your home, if you have lived in a property for a long time, you can’t continue to rely on a survey you had done when you first moved in.
“Homeowners typically live in the same property for 15 years. Houses are living, breathing things that need continuous care, and a lot can happen over that time.”
Sexton added that without regular check-ups, costs could rack up as the condition of a property deteriorates over time.
He said: “General wear and tear and changeable weather can turn into serious issues for your property and your wallet. But, if you catch them in time you can easily stop costs spiralling out of control.
“PropertyCare lays out the likely costs of making repairs proactively, it should help landlords with their budgeting.”