Guide

Buying business property

Buying property: using a surveyor

The surveyor's role is to carry out a survey which assesses the value and structure of the property you want to purchase. It is wise to have a full structural survey carried out, so that there are no nasty surprises later. A full survey will reassure any mortgage lender that the property is a sound investment. Small business property guide: valuations.

What can surveyors and solicitors help with?

Surveyors and solicitors can also help you with:

  • deciding if the building suits your purposes
  • negotiating the sales contract
  • making sure that the business rates are fair
  • advising you if you want to make alterations or improvements to the property
  • negotiating the right level of insurance cover and, if you ever have to make a claim, they will work with the loss adjuster - see insure your premises

Find a chartered surveyor. Choose a solicitor for your business.

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