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Home Buyers Survey in Downe

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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 Downe

    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 Downe

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

    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 Downe

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Downe and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Downe property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension on the property, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Downe property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Downe Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that the had been a problem with dry rot. What should we keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This often causes anxiety for house purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Houses across Downe can still be subject to roofing woes. From sheathing to ceiling joists, the whole roof must be reviewed. Your chartered surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as re-covering asphalt) 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 local contractor with a good reference can provide a quote.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Downe building will include a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To ascertain an accurate value estimate the valuer will refer to local Downe market factors and other things relating to the property for instance: size. Surveyors also examine construction type and will draw upon key assumptions such as there being no serious defects. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like sales incentives.

Further Downe assumptions, such as there being no disputes between occupiers or issues with access, are made in addition to local environmental issues like brine mining activity, also being considered.

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