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Home Buyers Survey in Bures

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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 Bures

    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 Bures

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

    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 Bures

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Bures and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bures property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bures property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Bures Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the property we're buying, but we are not certain. What should we do?

Purchasers should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an 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 vermin can include professional cleaning. If you strongly suspect an issue with mice, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a flat proximate to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: commercial waste material disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include structurally instability. Health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Bures will note structural defects linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Braintree Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Bures HomeBuyer Report check for indications of flooding?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing waterways can all result in extensive flooding, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for homes in flood-risk areas. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home in Bures, such as via door frames. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.