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Openwork launches surveyor service

Adviser network Openwork has launched a new survey proposition aimed at mortgage adviser that will enable brokers to introduce clients to a choice of dedicated surveyors.

Metropolis Surveyors, Openwork’s largest valuation business, will be the lead valuer in the proposition.

Operating a network of around 70 employed and consultant surveyors in England and Wales, Metropolis is owned by the Enterprise Kings Group, one of the UK’s largest independent estate agency and lettings businesses.

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Paul Shearman, mortgage, protection and general insurance proposition director of Openwork, said: “Home buyers often remain unaware of potential problems with their property until after completion, which in the case of structural defects can cost thousands of pounds to rectify.

“Our survey proposition will help our advisers overcome this problem by giving them greater control over the buying process while ensuring their clients have the best possible information when making what is one of the biggest financial decisions of their lifetime.”