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Digital Home Survey is a revolutionary, fully digital home buyer report, exclusive to Legal & General.
A RICS-qualified surveyor will check the property from top to bottom before sending you a comprehensive and easy-to-understand digital report, usually within 48 hours from the inspection. During the inspection the surveyor will look over the roof, walls, pipes, timber, and other aspects of the house making sure everything’s in order. You’ll receive a digital report straight to your computer or smartphone with any issues graded on a traffic-light scale of importance.
If any defects or issues are uncovered during the survey, you will be able to find tradespeople to cost any repairs directly from within the digital report. You can choose to use trade quotes to renegotiate with the seller, should you wish to do so. The Digital Home Survey report has sharp layout with clear, understandable visual details free of lengthy, confusing documents. One huge benefit of choosing this type of survey is the ease in which you can read and digest the report.
The first step is to answer our short online questionnaire. If the property is suitable for a Digital Home Survey, you can proceed online and purchase the survey directly. Once the survey has been purchased, we'll contact the seller of the property you are purchasing within 24 hours and arrange a date to visit the property.
Once the survey has been booked for a convenient time, the surveyor will ring you to discuss any queries or burning questions you may have. Our expert RICS surveyors will inspect the property as quickly as possible and will keep you informed throughout the process.
You should receive a report within 48 hours of survey completion. The surveyor will contact you again, to address any issues or concerns. If any defects or issues are uncovered during the survey, you will be able to find tradespeople to cost any repairs directly from within the digital report.
Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you ever make, so you’ll want a true picture of its condition right from the start.
Mortgage valuations are not the same as house surveys. Lenders conduct basic checks to verify the property’s value, but that’s usually all.
A thorough, professional survey identifying any issues early on will save you time and money – that’s where the Digital Home Survey comes in.
A Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)-qualified surveyor will check the property from top to bottom before sending you a comprehensive and easy-to-understand digital report, usually the next day.
They’ll look over the roof, walls, pipes, timber and others aspects of the house making sure everything’s in order.
While we hope not to find anything too problematic, identifying issues at this stage allows you to make an informed decision on what’s next.
We’ll help find tradespeople to cost any repairs and you can use their quotes to renegotiate with the seller.
Investing in a Digital Home Survey will give you peace of mind and put you in control on your journey to your new home.
What’s the difference between a Digital Home Survey and a RICS Home Survey Level 2 (previously known as Homebuyer report)?
In the past, the only way to find out about your new property was to have a RICS Home Survey Level 2 (Homebuyer report). However, times have changed, and technology has enabled us to develop a new digital type of report, still produced by the same RICS qualified surveyors, but much faster. Gone are the days where the surveyor had to go back to their office and type up a report before posting it to you. Now you can expect a Digital Home Survey to be sent straight to your smart device in a far quicker and user-friendly fashion.
When considering which survey is right for you, not only do you have to consider how quickly you want to receive the survey, but also how much support you can expect along the way. Digital Home Survey is a visual report, which records images of the inspected areas and any potential issues. If you choose to act on any of the report's findings, you can send the images to your conveyancer or tradesperson of choice directly from the Digital Home Survey report, without having to wait for lengthy call out times, saving even more of your time!