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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

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Home Buyers Survey in Freshwater Bay

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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 Freshwater Bay

    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 Freshwater Bay

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Freshwater Bay) 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 Freshwater Bay

    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 Freshwater Bay

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Freshwater Bay and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Freshwater Bay property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Freshwater Bay property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Freshwater Bay Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be asbestos coatings spayed on beams in existence at the house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous mineral of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as lagging. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in insulation.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken not to break the asbestos and professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will mention potential asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Damaged Render

What will my RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Freshwater Bay which we wish to buy.

Stucco is really smooth type of solid render. Usually stucco render is layered over underlying red brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. Stucco is highly appealing and is/was often found on Georgian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Freshwater Bay Building Surveys commonly highlight defects such as horizontal cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork.

Another example of problems could be when dampness beneath windows that results in the render detaching. Re-applying Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.