One of the many things a pre-purchase survey can do is check if the garage lives up to its name. Your surveyor will take a critical look to see if your average car can comfortably call it home. After all, a garage that doesn’t “fit the bill” could lead to some amusing yet inconvenient parking situations especially if you need to house a classic like one in the lead image!
What a Pre-Purchase Survey Can Do for You
Beyond the garage quirkiness, a pre-purchase survey can unveil a wealth of information about your potential new home. It can:
- Highlight Structural Issues: Uncover any structural issues, so you’re not met with unwelcome surprises post-move.
- Estimate Repair Costs: Provide estimates for repairs or maintenance that might be needed in the near future, helping you plan your budget accordingly.
- Assess Overall Condition: Give you a comprehensive understanding of the property’s overall condition, so you know exactly what you’re getting into.
The Punchline: Don’t Skip the Survey!
So, dear readers, the next time you’re in the market for a new home, remember the golden rule: “Measure twice, buy once.” Engaging a RICS Chartered Surveyor to inspect your potential property, including its garage, is the best way to ensure your dream home doesn’t turn into a parking predicament.
And as for those not-so-car-friendly garages, well, they’ll continue to provide us with amusement, but let’s not make them a permanent part of our homeownership adventures. Cheers to surveys, laughter, and happy house hunting!