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Home Buyers Survey in Polperro

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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 Polperro

    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 Polperro

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Polperro and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Polperro property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations on the Polperro property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Polperro property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Polperro Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

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When I viewed a property I want to move into it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does Homebuyer Report in Polperro go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Home Survey in Polperro a RICS surveyor should make a note on the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a poor condition. A Home surveyor should also give detail on possible problems relating to things like whether there is an on-peak/off-peak supply or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey.

The IEE suggest a Periodic Inspection be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick wall advice for the Victorian property we're purchasing? Is age a factor?

Brick buildings in Polperro will indicate several common problems, including weathering and sulphate attack. One problem often found is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. For more information, contact a local builder, Jenkins A I of 40 Armour Rd, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 6HN on 0118-942 3046.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include ornate Della Robbia bond paving.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

External walls

In a Polperro HomeBuyer Report what are common defects Condition rating 2 impacting 'E4 - Main walls' ?

A fairly common example may be a leaning or rotating lintel. Note that concealed elements will not be considered. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the impact on the property individual defects may have.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor check the safety of the gas appliances?

A RICS surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include the mains gas installation at the home, in addition to gas associated gas fittings in the home like associated asbestos. Your Polperro chartered surveyor won't remove any external fittings and will not carry out any tests whatsoever on the serviceability of the system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations of any type, call a gas safe engineer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems in the old property, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What advice would the building surveyor in Polperro give in their report?

Local property in otherwise fine condition can be blighted by damp, among a range of other roofing issues. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormer windows. Factors like a poor asphalt covering are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of replacing rotten rafters or soffits, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.