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Home Buyers Survey in Chippenham

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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 Chippenham

    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 Chippenham

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

    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 Chippenham

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Chippenham and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Chippenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Chippenham property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Chippenham House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

A Homebuyer Report on a Chippenham property will contain an independent valuation and a cost of reinstatement. To fully consider an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will use in depth understanding of the Chippenham market and other considerations about the property for instance: general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and make certain other assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there are no serious legal issues such as there being no outstanding claims. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local area assumptions like service connections, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor give details on the condition of the gas flues?

The local surveyor will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as gas heaters as part of the Chippenham survey, as well as gas affiliated gas installations in the house such as ventilation of flue (if blocked). External fittings or covers won't be removed. Gas is potentially dangerous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Wiltshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include L & G Building & Engineering of 24, Westbrook Close, Chippenham, Wiltshire Tel. 07977614409 and Ross Heating Services of 7 Watts Lane, Hullavington, Chippenham, Wiltshire Tel. 07920129498.

The regulations stipulate that all landlords are legally required to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a danger of blue asbestos textured coatings in the apartment. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including boiler cupboard. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in boards around windows.

All forms (including white) are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to displace the asbestos and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos during a Chippenham building survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos during the Chippenham survey and should suggest experts are consulted.