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Home Buyers Survey in Northfields

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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 Northfields

    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 Northfields

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

    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 Northfields

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Northfields and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Northfields property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Northfields property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Northfields Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect will rainfall have on a home? Could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that the impact heavy rain can have on a home is ignored. One indication that drainage systems are damaged is mildew in the attic, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Whether buying in Northfields or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy. If not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation and a reinstatement cost. To ascertain the property's value the valuer will pair area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. Your Northfields surveyor will also consider materials used and will make certain other assumptions e.g. no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings.

Additional local area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to local environmental issues like pig farms, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Northfields, what recommendations will a Northfields surveyor make for a 70s residence with English bond walls?

Brick-constructed properties in Northfields do benefit from many advantages over buildings using regular cut stone, but they can also indicate both minor and serious issues. These can include frost damaged pointing or cracks. For example, patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface and may require immediate attention. All Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01908 365853 or 11 Britten Gr, Old Farm Park, Milton Keynes, MK7 8PP.

For instance, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.