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Home Buyers Survey in St Mary Cray

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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 St Mary Cray

    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 St Mary Cray

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in St Mary Cray) 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 St Mary Cray

    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 St Mary Cray

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in St Mary Cray and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the St Mary Cray property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the St Mary Cray property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a St Mary Cray House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to obtain a full structural survey when considering a derelict sixties townhouse near St Mary Cray as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Periodically referred to as the Full Structural Survey by many, this survey is now defunct and has actually been re-titled by RICS and the correct term is actually now the Building Survey. Choose a Building Survey if you are considering the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if buying a post fifties St Mary Cray house of standard building materials. There are some caveats are integral with a property survey because a surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the structure of the St Mary Cray house nor can they assess the serviceability of energy sources.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the period property we are intending to buy it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will a Homebuyer Report in St Mary Cray report on the electrics?

During a Building Survey in St Mary Cray a surveyor will typically mention the overall electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a hazardous state. This should include a general inspection (without removing any fittings) of open or exposed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of possible problems relating to things like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply. Looking at any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed will usually form part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers strongly advise that a periodic test should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting).

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should rain have on a property, and does our HomeBuyer Report mention it?

Both in St Mary Cray, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact rainfall can have on property is not given the attention it deserves by property buyers. If you have visited the property in dry weather, defects may not have been obvious. This can lead to cracked foundations and subsidence.

Fortunately, problems with drains are usually easy to repair fairly cheaply.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems at our old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we do about roof repairs?

St Mary Cray houses in good condition can be hiding serious difficulties with the roof, for example, missing tiles. Every element should be checked, e.g. eaves, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor in St Mary Cray a quote for any suggested work.