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Home Buyers Survey in Lake District

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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 Lake District

    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 Lake District

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

    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 Lake District

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Lake District and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lake District property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the Lake District property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Lake District Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can create issues for houses in Lake District. What should we expect a Lake District Property Survey to include?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Visible results may be anything from cracks along the living room wall to sticking doors. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to get a full structural survey in Lake District as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report when considering a substantially modified cottage?

Although now often described as Full Structural Surveys by many agents and buyers - the correct term is actually now Building Surveys If buying an unusual property such as a dilapidated Lake District house - this is the correct RICS survey to complete.

Typically a couple of days after a thorough site survey of any accessible parts of the house a written report (pdf and written copy) will be sent to the prospective buyer giving in depth and critical insight in relation to the state of repair of the house. There will be several limitations with any survey because a RICS surveyor cannot (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Lake District building for example removing the contents of cupboards.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors we should check out if buying a period property in Lake District near a conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have knowledge of local area issues and the connection they have with the property and its value. House prices are usually enhanced because of them being unspoilt.

Property surveyors are expected advise whether the building looks to be so designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are carried out by your conveyancer. Unconsented extensions to the building will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.