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Home Buyers Survey in Colwall

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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 Colwall

    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 Colwall

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

    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 Colwall

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Colwall and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Colwall property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Colwall property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Colwall Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Colwall Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in Colwall.

Stucco is just a form of render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco is very beautiful and was found on Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Colwall Homebuyer Reports sometimes detail potentially expensive to remedy problems such as lateral cracking that describes the mortar lines between the brick.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might result from the heavy loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-coating Stucco problems can be dear as renderers are becoming rarer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent warned us that access to the attic could be hard to organise, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Will access to the attic be hard to organise?

This is often asked by property purchasers who know that homes can still be subject to damage to the roof, including. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ridge flashing, ought to be checked. The house surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Colwall, but it is a health and safety necessity. 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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To properly appraise the value of the property your independent surveyor will use area knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. size Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and will make certain other assumptions such as there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors will ignore certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. RICS valuations assume that there are no serious legal problems e.g. there being no on going disputes. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer. during the legal process.

Further area assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental problems like mining activity, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Window frame

In a Colwall HomeBuyer Report what effect can a an amber light rating have on 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Water leaks around window or door frames is an example. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep.