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Home Buyers Survey in Kendal

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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 Kendal

    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 Kendal

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

    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 Kendal

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Kendal and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Kendal property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Kendal property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Kendal Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a professional valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as standard. To ascertain the correct valuation your independent surveyor will call upon local Kendal market factors and other factors relating to the property for instance: general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use other assumptions, for example the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental issues like busy roads, which will also be factored in.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to investigate gutters? If there is a problem, will they be expensive to fix?

I find it odd that the impact wet conditions can have on a home is not given more thought by purchasers. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering.

Whether buying in Kendal or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. Where this is left untreated, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Building Surveys on houses

We are buying a derelict Victorian cottage property in Kendal - do I need to upgrade to a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys are now known as Building Surveys. When looking into purchasing an unconventional home, for example an unloved house, Building Survey is the correct RICS survey to get. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts of the house, the chartered surveyors report will be sent to you detailing thorough and crucial details on the state of repair of the house. There are a few limitations with any survey to bear in mind insofar as a local surveyor is not able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Kendal house - such as removing the contents of cupboards.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the period property I intend to move into it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - does a Kendal Homebuyer Report write anything on the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Kendal your surveyor will remark on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. This should include a by sight view of the superficial parts of the wiring or fusebox on top of potential areas for concern such as verifying the condition of the fixed appliances like storage heaters or checking the condition of a sample of switch gear. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the building will be part of the Homebuyer report in Kendal.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).