Home Buyers Survey
Like when purchasing a second-hand vehicle, you must inspect it to ensure there are no defects. Anything that seems to put the item at a fault in some way should, in turn, lessen the price of the item. The same goes for properties. There is always room to negotiate a different price if it is apparent that something is wrong with the property. If you are not sure how to go about the process of this, surveyors from The Home Inspector Spain are able to assist you.
Though the profession of a home inspector/surveyor may sound odd to you, it is a common practice. More so in America, this profession is established and trusted (American Society of Home Inspector ASHI). The American side of this profession inspects the property you are considering purchasing and examines it in detail to detect any kind of defects the property may have. This is necessary so that the purchaser(s) know whether or not to lessen the price they had in mind or to abandon possible negotiations altogether.
We participate in your savings that is what us motivates to find the best price for you!
The Spanish home inspector/surveyor does exactly what the American side of the profession does; we inspect the property for any form of defect that would devalue the property. Our services also include organisation of all conveyance services, documents, general plans, everything right up until the point of detailing the title deed.
We also take care in overseeing proceedings after the purchase has taken place. This includes the inscription in the registry and the organisation and supervision of repairs for any construction defects found in our initial inspection. The price for these services is €350 + VAT and a share in 20% of any price savings.
The price for these services is €350 + VAT and a share in 20% of any price savings.
Prefer a “flat rate” option? No problem, we have the solution
Already discussed and prepared a buying price with the seller of the property? It’s still worth investing in our conveyancing services! For buyers who are fixed on the price with the real estate company, we as a business offer our flat rate option. This option includes €350 + VAT for flats <100 m2or €550 + VAT for properties > than 100 m2up to a €600,000 selling price. This option is most suitable for purchasers who have previously communicated a purchase offer to the seller.
Our company will then draw up a homebuyer’s report in whatever form you wish. The use of this report helps in noticing any defects the property may have. Examples of factors we look out for are construction defects, botched construction (if discovered, how much the repairs would cost), legality in Spain and building law standards.
Even after the homebuyer’s report has been drawn up, The Home Inspector Spain will still continue to support our client throughout the buying process. We aim to ensure that our client maintains the highest amount of savings possible in the purchase. Out of savings made for the client, we earn our fee (please see our fee table for details). As expected, the initial €350 is not deducted from this fee.
We at The Home Inspector Spain are 100% dedicated to our clients. We are able to survey properties for you all over Spain and are able to negotiate with sellers or real estate companies on your behalf in Spanish, English and German.