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Home Buyers Survey in Idle

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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 Idle

    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 Idle

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

    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 Idle

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Idle and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Idle property's state of repair as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Idle Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons to order the full structural survey in Idle as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys do not exist now and the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a non period Idle house built out of typical construction materials and methods. The Building Survey would be the most suitable choice in relation to the house described. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building, a formal report is forwarded to the purchaser detailing any important professional advice in relation to the standard of construction and repair of the house. There are certain limitations with the survey as your surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the fabric of the of the Idle property e.g. removing loft contents. The following table for further information on HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys.

House Prices

I want to buy a detached property in BD10. The asking price is £139, 181. What things will a Idle RICS surveyor take into account when carrying out a Home Survey ?

There are many factors which could affect house prices from proximity to transport to whether the property is listed. It often helps to set against values achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties.

This means house prices registered at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £137, 281, which is £1, 900 less than the asking price (£129, 714 was the blended house/flat average). 1, The Leavens, Apperley Bridge, Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD10 0UW a detached house sold for £355, 000 .

The most cost effective way for you to get a formal house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. Your surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

A professional local surveyor will always visit the property as well as factoring in the variety of area issues that have a bearing on house prices.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our building survey search for indications of flood damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and owning a property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger. Flood water can enter a house in Idle through several routes, including incorrectly fitted window frames. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house in Idle or on adjacent sites. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.