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Home Buyers Survey in Poplar

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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 Poplar

    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 Poplar

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

    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 Poplar

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Poplar and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Poplar property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Poplar property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Poplar Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I upgrade to a full structural survey when investing in a extended Edwardian house in Poplar instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Frequently described as the Full Structural Survey by some, it is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been given a new moniker by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the proper name is actually now the RICS Building Survey. Commission a Building Survey if you are planning to buy the house described. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if investigating a mid century or later unmodified property of conventional building materials.

Bear in mind that a few restrictions exist with the survey as a local surveyor is not able to open up the structure of the house or assess serviceability of a boiler.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would need to check out if buying a converted flat in Poplar in a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by the local council.

A Building Surveyors need to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local factors and any bearing may have on the home and its value. The price of property is typically higher which is down to the areas resisting change. However a growing number have fallen into a state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors are expected inform you if the home is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of a Poplar Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised as part of the legal process. Out of keeping developments to the property should be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your legal representative.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To be able to determine the valuation your independent surveyor will relate to knowledge of Poplar and other things about the property for instance: desirability of the location.. Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and draw upon other assumptions, for example no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local area assumptions, such as use of communal grounds or the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like nearby pubs, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the building I want to lease it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; will a Poplar survey advise on the electrical system?

When conducting a Poplar Building Survey your RICS surveyor will usually comment on the overall electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. A Surveyor will also give detail on concerns such as the state of residual circuit breakers (RCD). Inspecting the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.