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Home Buyers Survey in Buxton

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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 Buxton

    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 Buxton

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

    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 Buxton

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Buxton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Buxton property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Buxton property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Buxton Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External walls

For the Buxton HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

For a Buxton property, one example could be bricks that are too close to the soil level without proper damp-proofing. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular property, omitting sections as necessary.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I want to acquire it appeared that there were damaged electrical sockets; does Homebuyer Report in Buxton go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Buxton the surveyor will typically remark on the electrical system if it looks like they are in a poor condition. This will include a general view of exposed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as other things, for example checking the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Buxton.

Conservation area

Are there any issues I would be advised to on guard for when buying an extended house in Buxton in conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by the local council. Buxton surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local area issues and the bearing may have on the building and its value. Values will be more than prices outside the area due to them retaining original features.

RICS surveyors will note if the house is/might be in a conservation area and Section I of a Buxton Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are conducted by your solicitor. Unsympathetic modifications to the building may be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for your conveyancer.