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Home Buyers Survey in Ketton

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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 Ketton

    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 Ketton

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

    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 Ketton

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Ketton and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Ketton property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Ketton property, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Ketton property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Ketton Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Ketton that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a type of render. Normally it is layered over brick that dries to an even finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and was common on some Victorian buildings. it can be problematic and Ketton surveyors commonly show defects such as horizontal pattern like cracking revealing the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems might be when dampness gets in beneath sills that causes detachment. Re-covering Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming more difficult to find.

House Prices

There is a property in Ketton. What things will a surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Ketton on a home buyers survey ?

There is a near endless list of things that can impact on the price of property like the history of the property (e.g does it have a murky past) or the amount of accommodation it offers. .

An impartial way for home buyers to get a professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

The RICS chartered surveyor will attend the property as well as considering the variety of location factors that have a bearing on values.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor check out the safety of the gas mains supply?

Your qualified surveyor will visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the mains is connected for example, as well as gas connected gas installations in the house, for instance balanced flues. A Ketton local surveyor won't remove the gas fittings and will not run any tests on the appliances or system. Gas can be deadly, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Deteriorated timber

On a Ketton HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E8' cover?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Ketton are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. An example of this is delamination of hardboard or plywood. Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling are reported on.