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Home Buyers Survey in Buntingford

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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.

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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 Buntingford

    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 Buntingford

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Buntingford) 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 Buntingford

    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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Home Buyers Survey in Buntingford

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Buntingford and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Buntingford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a thorough analysis of the Buntingford property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Buntingford Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

For the Buntingford HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a green light rating have on rainwater pipes and gutters?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. They are visually inspected, where access is possible. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as any defects in a combined system. Missing downspouts, for example, would be reported here.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Can my Buntingford Property Survey investigate this, and what defects will be reported on?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like sticking window frames or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. There is a real benefit in booking a Buntingford surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it worth paying slightly more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on an apartment in Buntingford?

The Building Survey is the new name for the Structural Survey following its renaming a while ago by RICS. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a post 1950s Buntingford apartment of normal building materials. A RICS Building Survey would be the most suitable survey to go for in relation to the property described.

Typically a couple of days after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building a written report (pdf and written copy) will be sent to you summarising thorough and salient professional advice concerning the state of repair of the house.

There are one or two limitations with a property survey to bear in mind insofar as a surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Buntingford property such as undoing electrical fittings.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an old converted stable. Will maintenance costs be higher?

Some buyers plan to buy a home with character, such as a Tudor home. A property's age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts, and Homes employing traditional methods can be difficult to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Grade I listed property. This may end up costing more than initially budgeted.