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Home Buyers Survey in Covent Garden

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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 Covent Garden

    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 Covent Garden

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

    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 Covent Garden

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Covent Garden and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Covent Garden property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Covent Garden property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Covent Garden Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Covent Garden, and can a Covent Garden house surveyor search for possible flooding damage?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Covent Garden and nationwide, is a serious concern for owners; sensible owners and home buyers in Covent Garden are right to consider precautions.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flood water can enter a property in Covent Garden through several routes, including air bricks. The HomeBuyer Report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The building surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood warnings were found for Covent Garden.

*Information accurate 04/01/2013

Conservation area

Are there any factors I would need to be conscious of when planning to buy a home in Covent Garden in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local council. Surveyors in Covent Garden need to possess local knowledge of relevant local area issues and any connection may have with the property and its value. The price of property will be higher owing to them being largely unspoilt However many of them are falling into are falling into a poor state e.g. the huge increase in street clutter

Surveyors will tell you whether the building is or might be is designated and Section I of your Covent Garden Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised during the legal process. Unsympathetic extensions to the building may be noted but these are really more a investigated by your legal representative. Clintons are a local firm situated at 55 Drury Lane, Camden, London, WC2B 5RZ will be able to help. Tel: 020 7379 6080

Deteriorated timber

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Covent Garden, what are common defects Condition rating 3 impacting joinery and finishes?

Severe defects impacting the house are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a house does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted. This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate Importantly, the possible use of asbestos components will be covered. Loose cement sidings are an example of a Section E defect.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be an infestation at the property we're buying, but we are not certain. What should we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a Covent Garden house may not be asked by the lawyer. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, for example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include use of poison.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your property surveyor.