Types of survey
There are three main types of survey:
You can contact the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to find a suitable surveyor in your area.
If you buy a house that is less than 10 years old, it may be covered by the National House Building Council (NHBC) Buildmark Scheme or some other warranty. The warranty will transfer to the new owner and will only cover some defects that appear after the house has been sold.
What to do if things go wrong
If you find your new purchase has a problem that you feel should have been spotted by your surveyor, you can take it up with the RICS, if the surveyor is a member.