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Home Buyers Survey in Charmouth

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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 Charmouth

    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 Charmouth

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

    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 Charmouth

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Charmouth and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Charmouth property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Charmouth property's general condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Charmouth Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Charmouth properties at risk, and does a Charmouth surveyor consider indications of flood damage?

It is estimated that over two million houses are at risk of flooding, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded.

Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the Charmouth home in question is in danger. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The residential surveyor may ask the estate agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the building I am meaning to lease, I saw that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a the surveyor report on the electrics?

When conducting a Home Survey in Charmouth the RICS surveyor will typically report on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsafe state. A professional surveyor is expected to focus on concerns such as examining the nature of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Reporting on any documentation from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually form part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as standard. To properly appraise the correct valuation your RICS valuer will pair experience of property in Charmouth and other factors about the property for instance: square metres. Surveyors also reflect on style of architecture and draw upon key assumptions e.g. the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there is an absence of any significant legal issues for example consent for alteration having been given and complied with. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Further Charmouth assumptions like service connections, are made in addition to local environmental problems like busy roads, also being considered.