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Home Buyers Survey in East Preston

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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 Preston

    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 Preston

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

    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 Preston

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in East Preston and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the East Preston property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the East Preston property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant East Preston House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will your Surveyor look for on a stucco regency home in East Preston.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of render. Usually it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco is very appealing and is often found on Georgian houses. it can be prone to defect and East Preston Homebuyer Reports commonly report issues e.g. horizontal visible cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when moisture beneath flashings which causes the render detaching. Fixing problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an older renovated farmhouse in East Preston. Will the age of the property be a problem?

Older construction methods and materials can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Property employing traditional methods can be a chore to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can result in longer-term maintenance obligations. If you have doubts, speak to your building surveyor for more information.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees)

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. When calculating the market value your independent surveyor will pair experience of property in East Preston and other considerations about the property e.g. state of repair Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors ignore things like furnishings e.g. carpets. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any major legal issues such as consents for works having been granted. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local East Preston area conjectures, for example service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like flood plains, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.