Buying a home is probably one of the most substantial purchases we will make in our lives. Repair costs can run into thousands of pounds. Some properties are obviously in good condition and some of us may live in a property for many years without any problems. However, should we take our chances and rely on luck before we commit to spending our hard earned money to buy a property? A pre-purchase survey often forms a very small portion of the purchase price of the property, and knowing that there aren’t hidden or unexpected problems with the property can give us peace of mind.