Choosing the right survey is very important.
In 2013 a survey involving more than 1,000 buyers, conducted for RICS, revealed that more and more families are trying to save money by not having a full building survey when buying a new home.
One in five of those who did not commission a survey later uncovered faults. The average cost of a survey is just £400.
However, the average cost of this remedial work is £5,750, with 17 per cent of new owners ending up having to pay more than £12,000 to make their homes habitable.
Romans Surveyors, one of the services from the Romans Group, carry out more than 7,000 inspections every year.