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Home Buyers Survey in West Barnes

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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 West Barnes

    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 West Barnes

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

    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 West Barnes

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in West Barnes and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the West Barnes property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the West Barnes property's condition as well as information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant West Barnes Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see a sixties house we expect to buy we saw that there is an old fuse board - does a West Barnes survey write anything on the electrical system?

When preparing a West Barnes Homebuyer Report a RICS surveyor will mention the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a hazardous state of repair. A Surveyor should also focus on issues like verifying the state of any fitted electrical appliances, for example storage radiators or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE advise a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a West Barnes property and the owner has informed us that it has been built with Bath stone. Which major related issues should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

From Dukes Gritstone to Mountcharles Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects affecting stone-built properties in West Barnes can vary, staining being relatively common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local properties in West Barnes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Maintenance tips include.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a building proximate to a landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous refuse. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include tars and other hazardous materials. Health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

West Barnes surveyors will consider structural issues resulting from the site. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and Merton Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .