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Home Buyers Survey in Southsea

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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 Southsea

    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 Southsea

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

    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 Southsea

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Southsea and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Southsea property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations on the Southsea property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Southsea property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Southsea House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there might be an asbestos tank in the flat. Why would there be asbestos and can it be treated?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as rain water goods.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in gutters.

All forms including Chrysotile are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to remove asbestos. Professional advice should be sought urgently. Never try to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will note potential asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Southsea include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Southsea will include an impartial valuation as well as a reinstatement cost included in the cost of the survey. To properly appraise the market value the surveyor will pair in depth understanding of the Southsea market and other considerations about the property for instance: style of architecture The surveyor will also consider materials used and will make certain other assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as gas. Surveyors will disregard things like furnishings. The valuation also assumes that there are no costly legal problems like consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Additional local Southsea area assumptions, like problematic roads and access, are made in addition to Southsea environmental problems like railways, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

House Prices

Is £100, 595 in the right area price to be buying a property in PO1 for and what factors will Southsea qualified RICS surveyor consider when carrying out a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that can impact on the price of property for instance whether work needs to be to the property or whether the home is landlocked. It can help to look at prices achieved in the area for similar properties. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £124, 095, which is £23, 500 more than the amount the vendor is asking for. The combined house/flat average was £169, 794. 6, Fourth Street, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 5PP was purchased for £31, 000 .

The most accurate way to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default.