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Home Buyers Survey in Smithfield

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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 Smithfield

    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 Smithfield

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

    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

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Smithfield and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Smithfield property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Smithfield property's general condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Smithfield House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be loose blue asbestos containing roof tiles at the flat. Which types of asbestos are a concern and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including acoustic ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in patching compounds for example.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken on no account to move the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos during a Smithfield building survey. Your surveyor will mention possible asbestos and will inform you of the options.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of pests in the bathroom. Is a Building Survey advisable?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Regrettably, vermin can be very expensive to resolve and carry serious health risks.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies to a serious infestation can include removal or excision of affected timber.

Deteriorated timber

In a Smithfield HomeBuyer Report what does 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' cover?

They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate Importantly, the possible use of asbestos components will be covered. Ageing wood sidings are an example of this.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an old property. Will the age of the property be an issue?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can concern buyers, and Smithfield property built with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. Discuss this with your RICS surveyor for further advice.