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Home Buyers Survey in Summertown

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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 Summertown

    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 Summertown

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

    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 Summertown

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Summertown and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Summertown property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Summertown property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Summertown Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing an older dovecot in Summertown. Will the age of the property be a problem?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can be problematic, and Property featuring traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for Summertown listed buildings, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may result in longer-term maintenance obligations. If you have doubts, speak to your RICS surveyor for further advice.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

An example of this is rusted metal sidings. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Both bargeboards, and general verge details, will be covered.

Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.