New online service for home buyers takes the doubt out of buying a Spanish property.
SunSurveys.com has announced today the launch of a new website offering a variety of for building surveys in English for home and land buyers in Spain. The new platform allows customers to order a home Condition Report or Land Report online and receive the results by email following a visit to the property by the Surveyor. The system enables customers to order a survey on the website and the nearest available Surveyor to the property will arrange a site visit. Once the Survey is completed it will be sent by email in English and Spanish. Peter Mitchell, Sales Manager for SunSurveys.com says “ Most of our customers prefer the survey in English but we also provide a copy in Spanish as this is useful to use as a bargaining tool with a Spanish seller or an appointed solicitor ”
Available in the Building Survey Shop are Condition Reports for villas and flats and Land Surveys for people looking to purchase a plot of land for the construction of a villa.
The Condition Report covers all areas of the property with a strong focus on structural defects which can be the most expensive area to rectify post purchase. It also contains a section of possible legal issues and risks to property or people which is very useful for both the buyer and their legal representative . An easy 1,2,3 rating is used to give a quick indication of defects requiring attention.
In addition to the Condition Report floor plans, renovation and repair estimates can also be ordered. Peter explains: “ We spoke to all the Surveyors in our network and the primary concern of customers buying second hand properties was how much it would cost to repair defects or renovate the property. Really the only way to do this is to get different quotes from builders which is a time consuming task for a property which isn’t yet yours. The Surveyor calculates the cost of repairs or renovation according to current market rates so the buyer knows exactly what they will have to spend post purchase. This is also an important bargaining tool while negotiating price. Having a floorpan or a proposed floorpan if you wish to change layout is also an important tool to organise furniture and indeed to know the real size of the property”
Land Reports for new builds can also be ordered from the Survey Shop . The Land Report indicates the viability of building a new home using a simple a 1,2,3 rating and includes detailed planning requirements and restrictions. In addition Design Projects and Build Estimates are available. A Design Project enables a plot buyer to visualise their proposed home and Construction Estimates how much it will cost them. The team at Sun Surveys have found that plot buyers often have no idea of the true cost of building a home in Spain and also need precise information as to what they can build so they can weigh up the pros and cons of purchasing.
The aim of the new Building Survey Shop is to provide property and land buyers with all the information they need to make an informed decision about their property purchase in Spain.
SunSurveys.com is a network of Building Surveyors specialising in Structural surveys, Condition reports and Land Reports for new builds in all regions of Spain including the Balearic and Canary Islands. To learn more visit SunSurveys.com or call + 34 622948420 (7 days)