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Home Buyers Survey in Dover

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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 Dover

    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 Dover

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

    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 Dover

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Dover and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Dover property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Dover property's general condition as well as advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Dover Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor give details on the safety of the gas installations?

Your surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as the routing of any gas pipes at the home, in addition to gas associated fixtures such as fireplaces. External fittings or covers however, won't be detached. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any worries about gas fittings of any type or if you suspect a gas issue, call a gas engineer.

Kent based local Gas Safe registered companies include Emmanuel Heating of 1 St. Bartholomew'S Close, Dover, Kent Tel. 07971675310 and Southern Plumbing Limited of 8 Selbourne Terrace, Clarendon Road, Dover, Kent Tel. 07831164450.

Asbestos roof tiles

A friend's builder stated there is a concern of asbestos roof tiles affecting the property. Is this a major concern and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a harmful material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials e.g. gutters. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in eaves. Technically all forms including white are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move it and professional advice should be sought immediately. Removing it may be expensive must always be carried out by experts. Dover Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However they will mention potential asbestos and should advise accordingly.