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Home Buyers Survey in Longthorpe

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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 Longthorpe

    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 Longthorpe

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

    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 Longthorpe

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Longthorpe and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Longthorpe property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Longthorpe property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Longthorpe Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Longthorpe home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as part of the survey. In order to determine the market value your RICS valuer will use local property market knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location. The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions, for example there being no major problems.

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

Further Longthorpe assumptions, like problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The handmade bricks on this property in Longthorpe appears to have several cracks. What are the possible consequences? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-built Longthorpe conversions do benefit from many advantages compared to other types of construction. Unfortunately, they also show signs of a range of defects, ranging from spalling to efflorescence. For instance, patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface and should be taken very seriously.

A selection of different courses and brick making techniques of brick building have been used across the country for centuries. For example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The qualified surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected as part of the survey, as well as gas related installations for example - associated asbestos. Fittings will not be detached. The gas system won't be tested. Most people are aware that gas can be unsafe and if there are any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For the Longthorpe HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a Condition Rating 1 have on roof coverings?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Longthorpe are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed, but regular upkeep may still be required. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Longthorpe house or flat. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded. Flat and sloping roofs are comprehensively checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. Loose or corroded roof fasteners or screws is one defect applicable to this section.