HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Keswick

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Keswick

Download sample reports

From £225
inc. VAT

Instant online quote:

Your information stays private

 

X

Select Survey Sample

The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

Download sample Building Survey Building Survey sample

Download sample Property Valuation Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Compare Keswick Property Surveys

X

  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
  Tick Tick Tick
Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
    Tick  Tick
Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
  Tick Tick Tick
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
    Tick  
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
    Tick Tick
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Tick Tick Tick Tick
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
  Tick Tick  
Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
      Tick
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
      Tick
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
    Tick Tick
Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
    Tick Tick
Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
    Tick  
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
    Tick  
Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
      Tick
Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
    Tick Tick
    Get Property Valuation Quote Get HomeBuyer Survey Quote Get Building Survey Quote
 

Which Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Keswick

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Keswick

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Keswick) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Keswick

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

Reviews

Keswick Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Keswick Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in Keswick

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Wordsworth Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12

Home Buyers Survey Keswick

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined variable: outputDisabled in navtax_main() (line 694 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: block in internal_analytics_block_view() (line 115 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/internal_analytics/internal_analytics.module).
HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Keswick and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Keswick property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Keswick property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Keswick Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

I am investing in a converted period detached property - is it necessary to go for a full structural survey?

Structural surveys are now called Building Surveys. If buying an altered property like an unloved house in Keswick, it is now the most suitable property survey to have carried out. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if investigating a post 1950s unmodified house of conventional construction materials and methods. Around 3 days following an exhaustive survey of any accessible parts of the house, the surveyor's formal report is provided to the prospective purchaser outlining thorough and crucial professional advice in relation to the construction and uses of the house. There are certain restrictions with any residential survey

to be aware of insofar as a surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Keswick house for example removing loft contents.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco regency home in Keswick that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really just a smooth and flat solid render. Normally it is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is very appealing and was often applied to Regency properties. It is almost exactly the same as plaster or mortar in its constituency. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Keswick Home Buyers Suveys commonly reveal any number of problems which might include trapped moisture culminating in damp problems. Other issues might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Re-coating problems with stucco can be expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Keswick property - How do we investigate further?

Homes are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to a serious infestation can include removal of infected furniture. If you strongly suspect an issue with mice, or any pest, speak to your Keswick surveyor

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Keswick and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Keswick property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Keswick property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Keswick Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

I am investing in a converted period detached property - is it necessary to go for a full structural survey?

Structural surveys are now called Building Surveys. If buying an altered property like an unloved house in Keswick, it is now the most suitable property survey to have carried out. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if investigating a post 1950s unmodified house of conventional construction materials and methods. Around 3 days following an exhaustive survey of any accessible parts of the house, the surveyor's formal report is provided to the prospective purchaser outlining thorough and crucial professional advice in relation to the construction and uses of the house. There are certain restrictions with any residential survey



to be aware of insofar as a surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Keswick house for example removing loft contents.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco regency home in Keswick that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really just a smooth and flat solid render. Normally it is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is very appealing and was often applied to Regency properties. It is almost exactly the same as plaster or mortar in its constituency. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Keswick Home Buyers Suveys commonly reveal any number of problems which might include trapped moisture culminating in damp problems. Other issues might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Re-coating problems with stucco can be expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Keswick property - How do we investigate further?

Homes are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to a serious infestation can include removal of infected furniture. If you strongly suspect an issue with mice, or any pest, speak to your Keswick surveyor

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote