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Home Buyers Survey in Helston

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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 Helston

    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 Helston

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

    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 Helston

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Helston and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Helston property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Helston property's general condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Helston House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a danger of an asbestos fireplace at the house. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials including asbestos packing in stud walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in central heating flues.

All forms (including white) are deadly and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought urgently. Never attempt to handle it yourself. Helston Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. Your surveyor will mention possible asbestos and will offer advice.

Other external areas of the property

In a Helston HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

An example defect for this is a stair rise which is too big or uneven. This category is used for external elements that require reporting that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Your surveyor can provide more details if required.

Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of how concerning each aspect of the report is.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are intending to buy a house in Helston, does the chartered surveyor check possible flood damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home will be secure against floods, and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in question is in danger. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may advise on urgent repairs. The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Helston home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a boundary wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation and also a rebuilding cost. To ascertain the market value the valuer will call upon experience of property in Helston and other factors about the property e.g. number of bedrooms The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and make certain other assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there are no expensive legal issues like no laws are broken by intended use of property. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Helston conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or services, are made in addition to any Helston environmental concerns like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation.