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Home Buyers Survey in Croston

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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 Croston

    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 Croston

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

    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 Croston

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Croston and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Croston property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Croston property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Croston Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing an old coast house. Will the age of the property be an issue?

Many purchasers plan to buy a old, characterful home one day. A building's age, however, can often be problematic. Buildings built with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to repair. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. Mention this to your RICS surveyor for more information.

Stone block wall damage

Will a Croston house with stone walls cause problems? Which defects should we consider?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Orton Scar Limestone to Rockingstone Sandstone. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Croston, and can a Croston surveyor search for flooding damage, or if other properties have been affected?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: Evening Standard), and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in Croston in question is in danger. Flood water can enter a house in Croston through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Croston enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report in Croston will include a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the report. To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will call upon experience of property in Croston and other considerations about the property for instance: state of repair Your Croston surveyor will also consider style of architecture and draw upon other assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors will ignore certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any compromising legal problems e.g. proper access over pathways. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Additional local area conjectures, such as there being no disputes between occupiers or service connections, are made in addition to local environmental issues like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.