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Home Buyers Survey in Darley Abbey

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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 Darley Abbey

    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 Darley Abbey

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Darley Abbey

    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 Darley Abbey

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Darley Abbey and which is 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 Darley Abbey property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the Darley Abbey property, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Darley Abbey property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Darley Abbey Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

When purchasing in Darley Abbey, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the building survey inquire into signs of water damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source:, and owning a property in Darley Abbey in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a Darley Abbey house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The surveyor may ask the estate agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages to commission a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a doer-upper end of terrace cottage?

Although regularly described as Structural Surveys by many home buyers - they are now entitled Building Surveys Commission a Building Survey for the house outlined. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if buying a mid century or later Darley Abbey property assembled from standard construction materials. Be aware that certain limitations are integral with any survey - a surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the structure of the building of survey where hatches are over 3m above ground.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there is concern white asbestos cement at the property. What is asbestos and how is it remedied?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous mineral of several naturally occurring materials. Some types were commonly found in the building materials for example ceiling boards.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in boilers. Technically all forms including white are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to remove it. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will note possible asbestos during the survey and will recommend relevant tests.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building in Darley Abbey but are worried about bugs. How do we investigate further?

Properties are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, infestations can impact a home's worth and put your health in danger. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to vermin can include removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe moths, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey. If you require more information, contact a local firm, like CSS Pest Services, Suite 3, Keynes House, Chester Park, Alfreton Road, Derby, DE21 4AS, or call them on 0133 220 4074.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we investigate rainwater goods? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact wet conditions can have on properties is rarely paid due attention. Signs that rainwater goods are under performing include damp stains around drainage. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rising damp.

The good news is that drainage problems are usually easy to resolve, if caught early. If not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.