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Home Buyers Survey in Downend

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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 Downend

    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 Downend

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

    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 Downend

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Downend and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Downend property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Downend property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Downend Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Downend home buyers survey check for any flooding?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m residences are at risk of flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Home Buyers Survey will inform your decision. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Downend house, such as via air bricks. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a Downend house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood warnings were found for Downend.

*information checked 04/01/2013

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems in a house we used to own - What does the Downend surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors in Downend. Houses across Downend can still be subject to roofing woes, like wet rot. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the fascias to the collar beams. Your surveyors in Downend may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Downend, but it is a health and safety necessity. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a contractor for the job itself.

Damaged Render

What will your Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian house in Downend.

Stucco is in fact just a smooth and flat render. Normally it is applied to underlying brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. The coating is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Georgian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Downend Building Surveys commonly focus on issues such as horizontal cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork.

Another example of problems associated with stucco can possibly result be when dampness below windows that causes large areas of detachment. Re-applying problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.