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Home Buyers Survey in Ripon

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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 Ripon

    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 Ripon

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

    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 Ripon

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Ripon and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ripon property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the Ripon property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Ripon property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

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

English Heritage

I am intending to purchase a building close to Ailey Hill , will this affect the property's value?

Ailey Hill is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance can certainly increase the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other monuments of interest include Burtree Hill Round Barrow, Earthwork In Magdalen Field and Fortress Dyke Camp.. The RICS surveyor will consider all local factors during the homebuyer report in Ripon. Visit the English Heritage website for more information on Ailey Hill.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor look into the state of repair of the gas heaters?

The qualified surveyor will visually check out the accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the mains is connected for instance, as well as gas associated gas installations in the house e.g. flue/chimney maintenance. The Ripon qualified RICS surveyor won't actually remove any fittings nor will they run any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will your Property Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Ripon buyers. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Ripon surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.