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Home Buyers Survey in Standish

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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 Standish

    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 Standish

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

    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 Standish

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Standish and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Standish property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations on the Standish property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Standish property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has mentioned subsidence might be a problem. What subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey look into?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Generally, a builder will return to a new building within a few months in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any advantages to order a full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a substantially modified cottage?

Although sometimes referred to as Structural Surveys, they have been superseded by Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a non period unmodified house of normal construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is definitely the correct one to choose for the house mentioned. Following a thorough survey of the inside and outside of the main building a written report (digital and written copy) will be emailed (pdf format) and posted to the buyer specifying thorough and salient details about the standard of construction and repair of the house. Bear in mind that several limitations exist with a property survey as your surveyor cannot (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the house or comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation and will also include a Reinstatement Cost. To ascertain the market value the surveyor will take into account knowledge of Standish and other things about the property e.g. square metres The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain key assumptions, for example it is connected to mains services. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings.

Additional local area assumptions, like services, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like flightpaths, 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.