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Home Buyers Survey in Petersfield

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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 Petersfield

    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 Petersfield

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

    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 Petersfield

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Petersfield property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Petersfield property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Petersfield Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish bond repair tips - can a Petersfield surveyor assist?

Petersfield brick-walled residential property can indicate considerable issues, including crypto-florescence and signs of movement. For example, damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork and may require immediate attention. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Shingles W A, 11 Bulrush Cl, Braintree, CM7 1WA on 01376 348574 for a quote for repair work.

A number of styles of brick building can be found across the UK. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

If the Petersfield surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees e.g legal fees) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Petersfield building will include an independent valuation and a rebuilding cost as a standard part of the survey. In order to determine the property's value your RICS valuer should use awareness of the Petersfield property market as well as other factors about the property e.g. desirability of the location. Surveyors also examine construction type and will draw upon key assumptions like there are no dangerous materials.

A Building survey does not 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.

Further Petersfield conjectures like connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental problems like mining activity, which will also be factored in.

Damaged Render

What will the Petersfield Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered house in Petersfield.

Stucco is really just a sort of flat finish render. Commonly it is layered over underlying brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is highly attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency buildings. It is very like plaster or mortar. It used to contain lime in it as well as animal fibres to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Petersfield surveyors can discover issues for example trapped water leading to the render failing needing repair. Other issues may include when the application is taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course. Remedying Stucco problems may be difficult as renderers are becoming rarer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the building we're buying, but we are not certain. What can we do?

Pests like ants may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Petersfield.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.