That new home you want… It's almost yours, but for being surveyed. The thing is this is a rather complex process, so you don't want to get rushed into anything before you know all the right information. Most surveyors in West Wickham will advise you to hold off on the surveyor step until you have your solicitor check things out.
For instance, you will want to know if you have a good title. When that is accomplished, think a bit before taking the next step. In most cases that is financing, but, in other cases, financing should be first so the estate agent knows if you are a qualified buyer or not. In other words, getting a mortgage certificate first may make sense. Some estate agents or even your solicitor may try to sell you finance. Whether or not you decide to go that route is up to you.
When you have financing, stick to the simple loan valuation and do not opt to have a private survey done because you have no control over the quality of the surveyor. If you need a surveyor, then choose reliable local West Wickham surveyors who know the area well. In many cases, the solicitor will be able to recommend a local expert but you may also call the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in London.