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Home Buyers Survey in Bucklesham

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bucklesham

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bucklesham

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bucklesham) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bucklesham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Bucklesham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bucklesham property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Bucklesham property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Bucklesham Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What problems will the RICS Surveyor be looking for on a stucco Victorian home in Bucklesham.

Stucco is actually a type of render. Normally it is layered over underlying red brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The effect is highly attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties. it can be problematic and Bucklesham Building Surveys frequently discover potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. when movement of the wall leads to cracks

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-applying problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the mid-century home we are meaning to acquire we noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring; will the surveyor advise the electrics?

When carrying out a Bucklesham Home Survey your surveyor will typically report on the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state. This should include a by sight examination of the open areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other possible problems relating to things like whether there are miniature circuit breakers or verifying the condition of a sample of switch gear. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will usually form part of the survey. Reporting on any evidence of any recent PIR carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Bucklesham .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out every 10 years (5 if renting out).

House Prices

I intend to acquire a property in IP10. It is on the market for £241, 044. What factors will surveyor evaluate when conducting a RICS valuation ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect the price of property ranging from existence of building regulations for modifications to the modernity of the kitchen. It can help to analyse the prices of house achieved in Bucklesham at the same time for similar houses.

The average house price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £262, 144, which is £21, 100 more than the asking price. High Farm, Bent Ridge, Brightwell, Ipswich, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP10 0AZ a detached house sold for £500, 000 .

The best way to get a professional house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Bucklesham properties at risk, and does a residential surveyor inquire into indications of flooding?

The lives of many homeowners in Bucklesham and across the UK have been seriously affected by flooding damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before flooding begins. Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. appropriate drainage. The chartered surveyor may ask the agent if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.