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Home Buyers Survey in Forest of Dean

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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 Forest of Dean

    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 Forest of Dean

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Forest of Dean) 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 Forest of Dean

    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 Forest of Dean

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Forest of Dean and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Forest of Dean property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations on the Forest of Dean property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Forest of Dean property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Forest of Dean Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

We are shortly to be acquiring a house in Forest of Dean. What considerations will a surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Forest of Dean ?

Any number of issues that might affect the price of property e.g. whether there are any restrictive covenants or the likelihood of development occurring nearby. .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part. A surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

The local surveyor will always attend the site as well as allowing for the myriad of location variables that have a bearing on the value of property.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of asbestos fire doors in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken not to disturb it and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a flat close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. hazardous rubbish disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health concerns for example birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Forest of Dean RICS surveyors will note any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Forest of Dean Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any reasons to order a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a substantially modified townhouse?

Although sometimes and incorrectly called Full Structural Surveys by many the correct term is actually now Building Surveys When buying a modified Forest of Dean property, for example a period house - this is now the best selection of survey. It should outline full and frequently critical professional advice about the property's construction in addition to any maintenance needs, following a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house.

. Boundary walls and fences will also be surveyed.