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Home Buyers Survey in Swanscombe

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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 Swanscombe

    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 Swanscombe

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

    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 Swanscombe

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Swanscombe property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Swanscombe property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Swanscombe Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report in Swanscombe will include a valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as an integral part of the report. In order to determine the market value the valuer will refer to in depth understanding of the Swanscombe market and other factors relating to the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and will make certain key assumptions such as there being no significant defects.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there are no problematic legal issues e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g share of freehold). Advice should be sought from your solicitor.

Additional local Swanscombe area conjectures like service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like nearby railway tracks, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I intend to lease I think we saw that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a surveyor advise the electrics?

When conducting a Home Buyers Survey in Swanscombe the home surveyor will usually mention the overall electrical system if it looks like they are in a dangerous condition. This will include a general look-over of any revealed areas of the wiring or fusebox as well as concerns such as confirming the condition of fitted appliances such as water heaters or whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply. .

Examining the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to upgrade to full structural survey before acquiring a shabby regency home in Swanscombe?

Full Structural Surveys are now dubbed Building Surveys. Choose a Building Survey for the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if investigating a 60 year old or less unmodified Swanscombe house made out of conventional building materials. Bear in mind that certain limitations exist with any residential survey because a surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) open up the structure of the Swanscombe house nor can he/she investigate the internal state of any flues.