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Home Buyers Survey in St Austell

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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 St Austell

    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 St Austell

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

    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 St Austell

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in St Austell and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the St Austell property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the St Austell property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant St Austell Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a local surveyor report on the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

A RICS surveyor will visually look at the accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters as part of the St Austell survey, as well as gas related installations, for instance chimney linings. Any external fittings won't be taken off. Gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Cornwall based local companies include Craig Jones Plumbing & Heating of 22, Rashleigh Place, St. Austell, Cornwall Tel. 07967012619 and Martin Wright Plumbing & Heating of 24 Park Way, St. Austell, Cornwall Tel. 07887608877.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate that all landlords must to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos coatings spayed on beams at the property. Is this a major concern and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including home appliances.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken never to remove it and expert advice should be sought ASAP. On no account endeavour to remove it yourself.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. They will mention possible asbestos during the survey and should inform you of the options.