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Home Buyers Survey in Southbourne

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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 Southbourne

    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 Southbourne

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

    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 Southbourne

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Southbourne and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Southbourne property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Southbourne property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Southbourne Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we need to on guard for when intending to buy an extended house in Southbourne inside a conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Southbourne are required by RICS to have local knowledge of local issues and any relation may have with the property. Property Prices will probably be inflated as a result of the areas being preserved.

Surveyors can be expected to report whether the building could be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Southbourne Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are carried out during the legal process. Out of keeping extensions to the property may be commented on, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this house is located in a low lying part of Southbourne. Is there a major flood risk? Would our building survey check possible water damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: Channel 4 News), and house purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. Flood water can enter a Southbourne house through several routes, including badly fitted air bricks. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.