What is the difference between a search and a survey? Conveyancing and Property

Searches are carried out by your solicitor who will raise enquiries with various organisations about the property you are buying.

Surveys meanwhile are used by mortgage lenders and buyers to establish the condition of the property and to ascertain whether it is worth the money being lent to you and worth the price you are paying. Surveys can also identify potential defects in the physical property.

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