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Home Buyers Survey in Hornsey

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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 Hornsey

    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 Hornsey

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

    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 Hornsey

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Hornsey and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hornsey property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Hornsey property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Hornsey Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can high levels of rainfall have on a Hornsey house?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which damp weather has on houses is usually overlooked by property buyers. If you have visited the new home in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that drainage are at risk include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor inspect the safety of the gas appliances?

Your RICS surveyor will visually check the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) for example, in addition to gas associated fixtures e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). Your Hornsey chartered surveyor will not remove the external fittings and he or she won't do any tests of any kind on the gas system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially unsafe, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Defective door frame

For the Hornsey HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E6' include?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of to what extent each defect requires attention.

A fairly common example may be deformation of the door or frame. All doors leading outside are checked, but will not force open any without keys. In general, the type and condition of the property's windows are included in the report.