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Home Buyers Survey in Keston

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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 Keston

    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 Keston

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

    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 Keston

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Keston and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Keston property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Keston property's condition as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Keston Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include a professional valuation and a rebuilding cost as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will take into account in depth understanding of the Keston market and other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions such as no contamination in or from ground.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any significant legal problems like your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Further Keston assumptions like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any Keston environmental concerns like nearby pubs, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1870s cottage with stone walls. Which defects should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

From Swaledale Fossil Limestone to Orton Scar Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delamination. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Keston are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.