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Home Buyers Survey in East Croydon

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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 East Croydon

    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 East Croydon

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

    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 East Croydon

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in East Croydon and which is cheaper?

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

If the East Croydon property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the East Croydon property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a East Croydon Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

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Will a chartered surveyor look into the safety of the gas appliances?

Your qualified surveyor will locate and visually check any accessible parts of the system. This will include the meter location/position where relevant, in addition to gas affiliated fittings such as the possibility of asbestos. External fittings or covers won't however be undone. The gas system won't be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas can be deadly, if you have any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I spend a bit more on the full structural survey if buying a neglected fifties townhouse near East Croydon instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Conventionally and incorrectly referred to as a Structural Survey by house buyers, it is now defunct and as it has been renamed by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the right name is now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a mid century or later unmodified house made out of typical building materials i.e. brick/tile. A Building Survey would be the most suitable selection for the house described. Subsequent to a thorough survey of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, the RICS surveyors report will be dispatched to you providing any crucial details on the construction materials used on the house. There are one or two limitations with any residential survey insofar as a RICS surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the fabric of the East Croydon building such as undoing electrical fittings.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in East Croydon. Can a residential surveyor check for indications of flood damage, or whether flooding has affected the garden?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The chartered surveyor will usually recommend that the purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Fortunately, no recent flood alerts were found for East Croydon, according to the Environment Agency.

*Data correct 04/01/13

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property in East Croydon but are worried about insects - What can we do?

East Croydon property are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. Regrettably, pests can impact a home's worth and put your health in danger. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies to insect infestation can include removal of infected furniture.