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Home Buyers Survey in Hawes

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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 Hawes

    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 Hawes

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

    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 Hawes

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Hawes and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Hawes property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Hawes property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Hawes Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a Hawes house with Clipsham stone walls. What potential issues must we watch out for, and what will the survey reveal?

Ranging from Brown Woodkirk Sandstone to Peakmoor Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor inspect the condition of the gas mains supply?

The local surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the mains gas installation at the home, in addition to gas connected appliances/installations such as balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. The Hawes RICS surveyor will not remove fittings and surveyors are not qualified to do any tests on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially deadly, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a house in Hawes - Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Signs may not be obvious, for example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Treatment for pests may include use of insecticides.