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Home Buyers Survey in Oswestry

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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 Oswestry

    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 Oswestry

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

    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 Oswestry

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Oswestry and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Oswestry property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Oswestry property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Oswestry Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older dovecot in Oswestry. Will the property's age be a concern?

Many purchasers would like to own a unique or characterful property. For houses in Oswestry built before the 20th Century, age, however, can be problematic. Homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Traditional materials may be required. If you are uncertain, speak to the RICS surveyor for more detail. Built between 1541 and 1542, Church Street, Old Grammar School is an example of a traditional school in Oswestry.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it the right choice to opt for a full structural survey prior to buying a defective, seventies mansion flat in Oswestry?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as the Building Survey. If purchasing an altered Oswestry home e.g. an older flat - this is now the correct choice. It gives comprehensive and often crucial information concerning the flats construction materials in addition to any important technical details, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. There are certain limitations with a property survey because your surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Oswestry building for example lifting up floor coverings. Over and above house surveys, flats can complicate the survey and as a result the surveyor is only able to give details on the area within identifiable boundary of the flat, the surveyor may advise on other parts like such as general security. For a more detailed comparison of the differences between surveys see surveys compared.

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When we viewed a property we intend to move into it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring; does the Oswestry surveyor go into detail on the electrical system?

When conducting a Building Survey in Oswestry the home surveyor will typically mention the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in a dangerous condition. This should include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the accessible areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of potential areas for concern such as verifying the state of the fitted appliances like storage heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Oswestry. .

Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician on the building should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Oswestry .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) suggest that a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every 10 years (5 if renting out). For expert local Oswestry help from a certified electrician contact Ethelstone Electrical , 104 College Rd, Oswestry, SY11 2SB .