Did you know that that the majority of surveys you pay for on a property do not go in depth when it comes to checking the Electrical layout of the property and the person checking it does not even look at the internal wiring of the property.
More to the point the person checking it unless a qualified Electrician & qualified Inspector is not even allowed to remove Electrical points or consumer unit covers to inspect the Electrical Wiring and systems underneath.
So far this year I have attended 24 homes in Leeds West Yorkshire who have called me in to do work having recently moved in, only to find the house actually needs a complete re wire costing anything up to £3000.00.
The house owners actually paid for a survey on each of these cases and each one did not recognise the fact the property needed re wiring.
Only certain types of Electrical contractors who have passed the highest graded technical exams and have extensive experience in the Electrical Industry can give a expert opinion and provide a written report on the Electrical state of a property. A standard Electrician cannot provide this so make sure you get the correct person for the job.
A Electrical inspector must view the property and this is the person who conducts the survey.
I work independently of any Estate Agents, I work for you the customer and as such my report is not bias towards the sale of the property it is factual, evidential and professional. just what you require when determining weather or not to buy a property in this day and age. I am not on commission for the sale of the property as I work for you for the fraction of the cost of a regular survey conducted by Estate Agents.