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Home Buyers Survey in Forestdale

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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 Forestdale

    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 Forestdale

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

    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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Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Forestdale and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Forestdale property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Forestdale property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Forestdale Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a property I intend to buy it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; will a surveyor go into detail on electrical system condition?

When preparing a Forestdale Home Buyers Survey the RICS surveyor should usually comment on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a dangerous state. A Chartered surveyor is trained to report back on things like examining the category of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of light fittings.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Forestdale.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a cottage and the vendor has suggested that it has been partially constructed with York stone. Are there specific matters to bear in mind, and what will the survey reveal?

Ranging from Portland Cap Limestone to Portland Roach Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Defects such as delaminated render affect many stone-walled houses. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor look at the serviceability of the gas installations?

Your surveyor will locate and visually survey any easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas heaters at the home, in addition to gas related installations like chimney linings. However, the Forestdale local surveyor won't remove gas fittings and will not carry out any tests of any kind on the gas system. Most people are aware that gas can be hazardous and if there are any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Forestdale include Alphatec Boiler Repairs Ltd of 39, Fountains Crescent, Southgate, London Tel. 07976607486 and Imperial Plumbing and Heating Services Limited of 32 Arnos Grove, Southgate, London Tel. 07956575099.