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Home Buyers Survey in Bury St Edmunds

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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 Bury St Edmunds

    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 Bury St Edmunds

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bury St Edmunds) 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 Bury St Edmunds

    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

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Bury St Edmunds and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bury St Edmunds property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Bury St Edmunds property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Bury St Edmunds House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated detached house in Bury St Edmunds which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a kind of solid render. Normally stucco render is applied to underlying brick hardens to a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is highly beautiful and is common on some Regency properties. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Bury St Edmunds commonly highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance trapped moisture leading to the surface breaking. Other issues might include attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of underlying brickwork. Resolving problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as craftsmen are getting rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the building I am meaning to move into, it looked like there is old wiring. Will a Bury St Edmunds Homebuyer Report write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When preparing a Building Survey in Bury St Edmunds your RICS surveyor will mention the overall electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. This will include an overview or examination of the accessible parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as areas like verifying the state of the fixed electrical appliances e.g. storage radiators or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. A check for the documents from any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE advocate a periodic test need be completed every 10 years (5 if letting).