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Home Buyers Survey in Foots Cray

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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 Foots Cray

    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 Foots Cray

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

    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 Foots Cray

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Foots Cray and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Foots Cray property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Foots Cray property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Foots Cray Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a maisonette next to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: hazardous rubbish. Of course nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health concerns such as cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Foots Cray will flag up structural problems linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Bexley Local Authority and advise you .

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour warned us that access to the roof could be an issue, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What will our property surveyor in Foots Cray look for?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes will suffer torn or punctured damp-proofing, among a range of other roofing issues. From sheeting to tie beams, every part of the roof must be reviewed. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as wholesale replacement) 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. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and what does it include?

Foots Cray Homebuyer Reports an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost. To be able to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will take into account local Foots Cray market factors and other things about the property for instance: state of repair Your Foots Cray surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and make certain key assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors ignore things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further Foots Cray assumptions, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any environmental issues like pig farms, also being considered.

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.

Window frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact can a Condition rating 2 have on windows?

A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. An example defect for this is ineffective window drip caps. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.