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Home Buyers Survey in Ashby de la Zouch

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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 Ashby de la Zouch

    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 Ashby de la Zouch

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ashby de la Zouch) 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 Ashby de la Zouch

    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 Ashby de la Zouch

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Ashby de la Zouch and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Ashby de la Zouch property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Ashby de la Zouch property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Ashby de la Zouch Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could high levels of rainfall have on our new property? Could it affect the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet conditions and the effect it can have on a home are rarely considered properly by property buyers. If you have only visited the new home on a sunny day, defects may not have been obvious.

Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Blocked rainwater goods can result in damp and mould.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair. If poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown a property we are meaning to buy we noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses, does a Ashby de la Zouch Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Building Survey in Ashby de la Zouch the RICS surveyor should make a note on the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a hazardous state.

This will include a non invasive check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of open or exposed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as things like the whereabouts of the meter or consumer unit or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Ashby de la Zouch.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE suggest that an electrical system check is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Ashby de la Zouch include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Ashby de la Zouch property will contain an independent valuation as well as a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. When calculating the value of the property the surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other things about the property for instance: style of architecture Your Ashby de la Zouch surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and use key assumptions, for example no contamination in or from ground. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions, such as access to a flat or problematic roads and access, are made in addition to environmental issues like nearby pubs, also being considered.