Buying Advice: The Importance of a Survey
Buying a park home with the benefit of a survey enables you to buy with confidence, in just the same way as during the process of buying any other type of home.
It’s important that the survey is carried out by a company that has specialist knowledge of the structure of park and holiday homes.
Specialist park home surveyors, Subject II Survey, specialises in park homes, lodges and holiday homes. The company is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Nick Norrie, Principal Chartered Surveyor at Subject II Survey, explains what to expect to find in a pre-purchase park home survey report: “Our report will highlight any serious or urgent issues, and list these in the summary of the report. These are the sort of issues that a purchaser would need to deal with within the first few months of ownership of a new park home.”
In particular, any problems associated with leaks and dampness should be given priority, Nick stresses. “This is because more damage can be caused by not dealing with these issues promptly.”
Park home survey reports prepared by Subject II Survey include a list of recommended improvements. This list will include issues such as upgrading insulation or replacing an old, inefficient boiler. Nick explained that Subject II Survey’s clients find this part of the report particularly useful, as it may be referred to many years ahead, when the time is right to carry out some improvements. Also included in Subject II Survey’s reports is a list of issues that purchasers are advised to check with the owners of the park on which they are buying the home. This could be issues such as checking that there is permission for a porch or conservatory.
The Subject II Survey pre-purchase condition and structural survey includes the exterior, interior and beneath the home and gives advice on how these problems can be put right. Areas covered include the chassis, base and axle supports, walls, roof, doors, windows, kitchen and bathroom fittings and plumbing.
Nick added: “We are very happy to help purchasers on their exciting journey to park home living.”
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