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Home Buyers Survey in Penn

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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 Penn

    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 Penn

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

    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 Penn

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Penn property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Penn property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Penn Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

We are going to be buying an investment house in the centre of. What will the qualified surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Penn on a RICS valuation ?

There is a vast array of things that can add to or subtract from the price of property for instance the square footage or the height of ceilings. .

An impartial way for you to get a formal home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Penn property will contain a professional valuation as well as a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To fully consider the valuation the valuer will take into account knowledge of Penn and other factors relating to the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and make certain key assumptions, for example the ground is not land filled. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like busy roads, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay, with soil compaction or compression and swelling of the soil being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Penn surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Parcels of wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.