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Home Buyers Survey in Cranfield

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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 Cranfield

    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 Cranfield

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

    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 Cranfield

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Cranfield and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cranfield property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Cranfield property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Cranfield House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In the HomeBuyer Report what can 'E2 - Roof coverings' cover?

An example of this is leaks in the roof. Roof coverings are checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give buyers in Cranfield a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent warned us that access to the roof could be difficult to arrange - What aspects of the roof will be looked into?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors. Many residential properties can often hide difficulties with the roof, for example, torn or punctured damp-proofing. Every element should be checked, e.g. gables. Your surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Cranfield, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor look at the state of the gas mains supply?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the location of the meter for example, as well as gas affiliated installations e.g. chimney breasts. The gas fittings won't be taken off. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, should you have any worries about gas or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does damp weather have on our new property? Will the Cranfield property surveyor report on this? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that this issue is not given more thought by property buyers. If you have only seen the house on a clear day, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that downspouts are under performing include rusted iron elements. This can lead to rotten roof timbers.

Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.However, the damage caused, where not maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.