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Home Buyers Survey in Looe

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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 Looe

    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 Looe

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

    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 Looe

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Looe and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Looe property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Looe property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Looe Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property. What should we be particularly aware of?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Naylor Hill Sandstone to Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delaminated render will vary with the particular type of stone. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the unmodernised property I intend to lease, it looked like there is old wiring; does a Looe Homebuyer Report give details on on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Building Survey in Looe a RICS surveyor should usually comment on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair.

This should include a non invasive inspection (without removing any fittings) of any uncovered sections of the wiring or fusebox and other possible problems relating to things like whether there are miniature circuit breakers or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey. Reporting on any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the survey.

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