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Home Buyers Survey in Frampton Cotterell

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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 Frampton Cotterell

    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 Frampton Cotterell

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Frampton Cotterell

    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 Frampton Cotterell

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Frampton Cotterell and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Frampton Cotterell property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the Frampton Cotterell property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Frampton Cotterell property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Frampton Cotterell House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Frampton Cotterell, and can a Frampton Cotterell building survey look for signs of flood damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and the value of a residence in an at-risk area may be impacted.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property in Frampton Cotterell or on adjacent sites. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the period property I expect to move into it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; does Homebuyer Report in Frampton Cotterell advise on the electrical system condition?

When performing a Frampton Cotterell Homebuyer Report the surveyor should report on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This will include a non invasive view of open or exposed areas of the wiring as well as things, for example verifying the condition of the fixed electrical appliances, for example storage heaters. Inspecting the evidence of any recent PIR carried out by an electrician should usually be part of the survey. Reporting on any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property in Frampton Cotterell. Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Property in Frampton Cotterell are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. Signs may not be obvious, for example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for pests may include use of poison. The Frampton Cotterell surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of if buying a maisonette in the region a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. hazardous rubbish disposal. No one would want to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include methane gas generation. Potential health problems like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Frampton Cotterell will examine any structural issues connected with the site. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as South Gloucestershire Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Conservation area

Are there any things we need to look out for when buying a house in Frampton Cotterell inside a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Your surveyor must possess local knowledge of local considerations and any effect they have with the building and its value. Property values is, more often than not, enhanced because of them retaining original features. However many conservation areas are falling into a state of neglect e.g. the removal front garden walls

Surveyors are expected note if the property could be is so classified and Section I of a Frampton Cotterell Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are raised by your legal adviser. Unauthorised adjustments to the property may also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by the solicitor. Gordon Lowe and Co are a local firm situated at 132 Station Road, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, BS37 4PQ and may be happy to give you some pointers. Tel: 01454 326833