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Home Buyers Survey in Histon

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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 Histon

    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 Histon

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

    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 Histon

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Histon and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Histon property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension on the property, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Histon property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Histon House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the house I am possibly going to lease it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does Histon survey go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Histon Home Survey the home surveyor will typically report on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This should include a by sight inspection of the superficial areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of issues like checking any external or remote installations such as water features.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the survey in Histon. Examining the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Histon residence needs work - what should we do?

Brick-constructed houses feature several advantages. However, they can also show signs of both minor and serious issues, from inadequate damp-proofing to defective mortar. For instance, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call C & C Builders, 23 Coronation Av, Rothwell, Kettering, NN14 6DG on 01536 713475 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in Histon should consider that a good selection of methods and styles have been used across the country for centuries. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations I would need to be wary of when purchasing a converted house in Histon inside a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to possess local knowledge of relevant local area factors and the connection they have on the property. Prices tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of the areas resisting change. However many areas have been neglected and are in shoddy condition e.g. the removal front garden walls

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise you if the planned purchase is/might be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Histon Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unsympathetic adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer. Irena Spence & Co are based in 68-70 Castle Street, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AJ might be prepared to advise further. Tel: 01223 713300

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a house in Histon, does the home buyers survey check for flood damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Histon property is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house, such as via incorrectly fitted window frames. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house or on adjacent sites. The surveyor will usually recommend that the buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.