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Home Buyers Survey in Billericay

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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 Billericay

    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 Billericay

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

    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 Billericay

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Billericay and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Billericay property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Billericay property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Billericay Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the house I am interested to purchase, it appeared that there is an old fuse board ; will the surveyor go into detail on electrical system condition?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Billericay the home surveyor will remark on the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in an unsatisfactory state.

This will include an overview (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection check of the accessible parts of the wiring on top of possible problems relating to things like reporting on the state of the visible wiring or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any evidence of any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Billericay.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below mentioned that the had been issues with damp from the leaking roof. What advice would the surveyor give in their report?

Local property with no other major issues can often hide roofing woes. From eaves to valley gutters, every element of the roof will be considered. Factors like a poor asphalt covering are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible. Speak to R L Roofing of 6 Graham Cl, Hutton, Brentwood, CM13 1HJ on 01277 525182 for a quote.

Conservatory

In the HomeBuyer Report what might a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

E7 elements are visually inspected. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on. Cantilevered joist problems is an example of this.

Green, or condition rating 1, indicates that no repair is currently needed. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.