HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Stilton

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

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 Stilton 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
 

What HomeBuyers Survey should I select for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stilton

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stilton

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Stilton) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. stone wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stilton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

Reviews

Stilton Surveyors

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

Stilton Surveyors

Home Surveys in Stilton

RICS Chartered Surveyors with coverage in Stilton and throughout every county of England and Wales.

Home Buyers Survey Stilton

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

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Stilton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Stilton property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Stilton property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Stilton House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties cause issues for the owner? Are there specific matters to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Issues including salt contamination of affect many stone-walled property in Stilton. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property in Stilton, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Stilton? And could it affect the property value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However heavy rain and the effect it can have on a structure are often overlooked. If you have only visited the home on a sunny day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that rainwater goods are damaged include damp stains around drainage.

Luckily, problems with drains are usually easy to resolve.However, the damage caused, where not cleared out regularly, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by trees. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Stilton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Stilton property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Stilton property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Stilton House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties cause issues for the owner? Are there specific matters to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Issues including salt contamination of affect many stone-walled property in Stilton. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property in Stilton, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.



Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Stilton? And could it affect the property value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However heavy rain and the effect it can have on a structure are often overlooked. If you have only visited the home on a sunny day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that rainwater goods are damaged include damp stains around drainage.

Luckily, problems with drains are usually easy to resolve.However, the damage caused, where not cleared out regularly, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by trees. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote