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Home Buyers Survey in Cockfosters

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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 Cockfosters

    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 Cockfosters

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

    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 Cockfosters

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Cockfosters and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Cockfosters property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Cockfosters property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Cockfosters House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Cockfosters, and will the building survey check any water damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: BBC News), and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house, such as via seepage through walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

In the region of Cockfosters, the The Lower Lee Tributaries, including the Nazeing Brook, Ching Brook, Cobbins Brook, Pymmes Brook, Rags Brook, Salmons Brook, Turkey Brook, Trinity Marsh Ditch and the Small River Lee status at 12:10 on 25/12/12 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*Information correct 04/01/2013

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours said that subsidence had been a concern. What should we do about roof repairs?

Cockfosters properties in good condition can be blighted by issues with the roof. From the decking to the collar ties, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacement of a failed dormer, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.