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Home Buyers Survey in Harefield

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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 Harefield

    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 Harefield

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

    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 Harefield

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Harefield and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Harefield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Harefield property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Harefield Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a house in Harefield. What should we be concerned about during the survey work?

This often causes anxiety for Harefield buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. A large number of properties can often hide damage to the roof. From the fascias to the wind braces, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Harefield, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the building surveyors will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local contractor. Call Avenir Roofing of Serving Harefield on 0800 163955 for details.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older cottage in Harefield. Will the age of the structure be an issue?

Some buyers in Harefield have looked at purchasing a home with character. Vernacular architecture, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Property employing traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your Harefield surveyor for further advice.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about an infestation on the street - Should we get a residential surveyor?

Houses will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. An affected house may not always be easy to identify.

For example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include traps and removal of infected furniture. If you believe mice, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey. Contact a specialist, e.g. Hampshire Pest Control, 6 Netley Firs Road, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4AZ, or call 0148 978 0461, to discuss remedial options.