XPINKX Asked this question : Are Home buyer surverys and Valuation Surveys the same?
UK question…

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Answer by Lenny
It depends. A home buyers survey can form part of the home information pack offered by the seller and can provide information on things like rot, damp etc. However, depending on your mortgage provider, you will probably need to conduct your own mortgage valuation as well.

Answer by Hotstomper
Valuation Surveys don’t go into as much depth. They do what they say on the tin and merely given an opinion as to whether the property is worth what you are paying for it. Don’t rely on Mortgage Lender’s Valuation report alone if buying as they are purely for Lending purposes (i.e would they get their money back of the Lender defaulted). If in dooubt. get a Home Buyer’s Report.