Pre-purchase survey and valuation

This type of survey, well known in Great Britain as the “Homebuyer Survey”, is designed for particular types of homes, defined by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as “conventional in type and construction” and “apparently in reasonable condition”. This type of survey provides a report that highlights any immediate problems or defects that will have an effect on the value of the property. Our report, specially adapted to the French property market, is designed to provide a prospective purchaser with basic information in a standardised format. We consider however that it is not suitable for unusual properties, ones that are particularly old, or if you are planning to renovate the house.

The main objectives of the Pre-purchase Survey Report are to:

  • Take a reasoned and informed judgment on whether or not to proceed with the purchase.
  • Assess whether or not the property is a reasonable purchase at the agreed price.
  • Make clear what decisions and actions should be taken before contracts are exchanged.