In property matters, many countries around the world leave it to the buyer of a property to undertake a land survey, usually by hiring a company to carry one out on their behalf. The underpinning notion of ‘buyer beware’ means that spending a little more money on a survey far outweighs the risk of purchasing a defective property.
It is, of course, still an option for the seller to undertake a survey; in fact, doing this may allow you to sell your property quicker than similar properties:
Allows The Seller To Be Open And Honest
Most people know that surveyors have to study for many years to be able to take up their positions. Having them look over and produce documentation about the property is a great way for the seller to be open and honest when selling the property. Unfortunately, some people try to sell their houses knowing that there are some defects, such as hidden mold behind bathroom tiles or damage in hard to see areas.
Handing the potential buyer a survey from a qualified surveyor will put you in an honest light, and will act to ease any fears that the buyer may have about these types of things.
Can Redefine The Boundaries
It is surprising how many property owners are living in their property with a wrongly marked boundary. When a fence is put up between two properties, and the owners of these properties change, most new owners will simply accept that their property ends at the fence. Many people, to their surprise, discover that after hiring a surveyor (who will carefully study maps and public records regarding the boundaries), they have been living with incorrectly marked boundaries. A seller can clarify the legal boundaries if they use a surveyor before selling their home. This is an attractive feature for the buyer.
Can Pinpoint Problems For Seller
When a seller hires a surveyor to undertake a survey of the property, they will get a report back; this report contains any immediate or near future defects noted by the surveyor. Presented with this information, the seller can then use it to carry out improvements, repairs or alterations to these areas so that the property is in perfect condition before buyers come to view it. Although many people believe that they can get a property to a level that is good for selling, they don’t have the expertise to actually do this. A surveyor, on the other hand, does.
If you can show a surveyor’s report to back up what you say when showing potential buyers around your property, you are more likely to come across as truthful and trustworthy. Contact a company such as John C Bested & Associates Pty Ltd to learn more.