When planning a business move, regardless of the size, it is essential that you invest in a property survey. A lot of people make the mistake that a mortgage valuation of a property will be sufficient enough, however, this is often not the case. Property surveys are always recommended as they may find an issue that could be far more costly than the price of the original survey.
Additional protection from nasty surprises
The last thing you want when planning to move your business is to sign all the paperwork and then come across a nasty surprise. Moving to a new property should be an exciting experience and a property survey will help ensure that there are no unforeseen problems with the property that could leave you significantly out of pocket. It will make the settling in process smooth and allow you to enjoy your new space rather than have your time taking up dealing with issues that could have been resolved had you been aware of them sooner.
Property surveys give you power of negotiation
No one likes to hear that there are problems with the property they are interested in making an investment, but there is always a silver lining. If the issues are not too serious, you could use this as a bargaining chip to reduce the asking price of the property. Another option is to request that any issues found by the survey are resolved by the current owner before you purchase. Either way, a property survey can be a positive thing; even if the report is more negative than you would like.
Rest in the knowledge that your survey came back clear
Hopefully, your property survey will come back clear and you can rest in the knowledge that you will not experience any nasty surprises from your investment. This will give you peace of mind and leave you free to continue planning your business move, such as organising insurance and researching quality removal companies.