Home Buyers Survey: How Long Does It Take?

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From either side of a home sale, you are going to need to get more than a few details down in writing. It makes sense that a potential buyer would want to know as much as possible about their new property! After all, paying the full asking price only to find hidden fees and costs along the way can be extremely frustrating. Whether buying or selling, a home report can fill in a lot of the blanks involved in property sales. But how long does a home buyer’s survey actually take to complete?

Waiting Time for a Property Survey

Here at Home Report Scotland, we make sure to take as long as it takes to get all the details on a property sale filed and complete. We do not believe in rushing matters as it can result in incorrect information being provided. Working closely with our chartered surveyors in Harvey Donaldson & Gibson, we make sure to cover every nook and cranny.

This means making sure that the structure of a sale property is fully analysed and prepared before further sales negotiations continue. A home buyer’s survey, unfortunately, is going to take as long as it takes. As long as it means that the details provided in a survey and report are accurate, it is always worth waiting for the results to come through.

How Long Will it Take For My Surveys to Complete?

This depends on a number of different factors. A home report containing single surveys, energy questionnaires and other details will require in-depth research and fact-finding. A survey in itself will take a few hours on general inspection. Further fact-finding and report filing, however, will take a little longer.

A property surveyor will need to write and compile a full report based on their research as well as their own findings. What’s more, if you have requested a home report to be filed in plenty of detail, this will add to your waiting time. Once again – however – it is never worth rushing matters.

Can I Speed Up a Home Buyer’s Survey?

Speeding up a survey is never recommended, but there are a few points you can consider if you need your report urgently.

Working closely with Home Report Scotland, you will be able to advise on timescales and whether or not you need a quick report or a more detailed plan. The best thing to do as a seller is to ask for a report as soon as you can – don’t wait for a request. This will help to speed up the process for everyone involved.

Buyers should request reports and surveys as soon as they know they are likely to purchase a property. They may have already looked at their potential new home, but need more information and confidence. It is always a good idea to have as much information on the table as possible!

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