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Home Buyers Survey in Downton

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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 Downton

    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 Downton

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Downton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Downton property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Downton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a property in Downton, does the Downton surveyor consider indications of flooding damage?

Overflowing rivers, rain and tides can cause flooding damage; sensible owners and purchasers in Downton are right to consider precautions. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house in Downton lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Near Downton, the Green Lane, The Borough, Gravel Close, Long Close and the High Street in Downton status was recently updated to 'No warnings' by the Environment Agency.

*information checked 04/01/2013

Gas flame

Will the qualified RICS surveyor check out the state of repair of the gas supply?

A RICS chartered surveyor will visually look at any accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated fixtures like fireplaces. Any external fittings or housings will not be taken off. The system will not be tested in any way. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

Downton based gas engineers include A D Gasworks of 58, Randalls Croft Road, Wilton, Salisbury Tel. 07743470302 and Ashley Services of Lyndale, Mount Pleasant, Salisbury, Wiltshire Tel. 01722790524.

The regulations stipulate that all landlords are obligated to complete appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties are harsh .

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of if buying a house proximate to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: hazardous waste material disposal. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health issues such as abdominal wall problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will flag up structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Test Valley Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of asbestos wallpaper present in property. Why would there be asbestos, can it be remedied and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a harmful material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as boiler cupboard. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in boards around windows. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to remove the asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.