Independent Mortgages Direct NE

Valuation or Survey?

Need a valuation or a survey?

What is the difference? Read our Survey Brochure and watch the short video below before you decide which is right for you.

Surveys are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Homebuyer Report

A HomeBuyer Report is intended for conventional, residential properties e.g. houses, flats and bungalows, which appear to be in a reasonable condition and have not been subject to significant alterations since construction.

Building Survey

A Building Survey is suitable for all residential properties and provides a full picture of their construction and condition, including the roofs, chimneys, walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows and asbestos checks. It’s more in depth than a HomeBuyer Report and does not follow a fixed format. It’s likely to be needed if the property, for example is over 100 years of age, is of unusual construction, dilapidated, has been altered or where a major renovation or conversion is planned.

Report Fees

Property Valuation HomeBuyer Report Building Survey
Up to Cost Cost
£150k £450.00 £675.00
£300k £500.00 £725.00
£450k £600.00 £800.00
£600k £650.00 £850.00
£700k £700.00 £900.00
£800k £750.00 £950.00
£900k £800.00 £1,000.00
£1m £850.00 £1,050.00
£1m+ By negotiation By negotiation