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Home Buyers Survey in The Borough

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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 The Borough

    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 The Borough

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in The Borough and which is the cheapest?

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

If the The Borough property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the The Borough property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant The Borough Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a home proximate to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including inert rubbish disposal. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health issues for example gut problems have been linked to landfill sites .

The Borough surveyors will examine any structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological database and Southwark Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Substandard guttering

On a The Borough HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

An example defect for this is missing downspouts. The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. This section does not include blocked drains below ground.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent each defect requires attention. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the The Borough house or flat in question will need some work, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular The Borough house or flat, omitting sections as necessary.