A mortgage valuation is to assess whether the property you are buying provides enough security to the Society for your mortgage. To get this information we may ask our valuer to visit the property and produce a report.
The cost of the valuation depends on the purchase price of the property, the following scales of fees apply in the ‘valuation fees’ document below.
Homebuyers report and valuation
As the standard valuation is only for our use, you may also choose to arrange your own homebuyers report and valuation. This involves you instructing an independent surveyor to carry out a more detailed report on the property, which there will be an additional charge for you to pay.
The report is mainly for your information but we will still ask our valuer to complete our mortgage valuation. If you ask us to arrange a homebuyers report and valuation for you, the costs are as detailed in the ‘Homebuyers/Scheme 2’ column in the ‘valuation fees’ document below.
Full building survey
You might choose a full building survey if the property you are buying is very old, if it is not built from traditional bricks or stone, or if it is built in a complex or unusual way. The cost of these surveys can be high and you will have to pay for any specialist reports which are recommended in the survey. However, if any serious problems are uncovered it could save you money before you commit to purchasing.
You will need to find an independent surveyor to carry out this survey for you.
When you take out a mortgage with us, there are some additional charges you may need to pay such as account fees, product fees, early repayment charge and exit fees.
It is important that you fully understand the fees and charges associated with your mortgage, you can view our charges document by clicking the button below.
Pay your fees online
If you are taking out a mortgage with us, you can also pay your fees and charges online, simply fill in your details and pay via our payment partner WorldPay.