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Home Buyers Survey in Stansted

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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 Stansted

    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 Stansted

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

    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

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Stansted and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Stansted property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Stansted property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Stansted Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

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Will a Stansted surveyor look at the safety of the gas supply?

A RICS chartered surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like the mains gas installation for example, in addition to gas associated fittings, for instance associated asbestos. However, the Stansted chartered surveyor will not remove fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests whatsoever on the functionality of the gas system. Gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer immediately.

Essex based local firms include Stansted Gas Services of 15, Gilbey Crescent, Stansted, Essex Tel. 01279817581 and Hargrave Services South East Limited of 14 Croasdaile Road, Stansted, Essex Tel. 01279817242.

Regulations ensure that landlords have to carry out appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment .

External walls

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual Condition rating 3 defects affecting main walls?

Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Walls built with hollow bricks that have been laid improperly on their sides is an example.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Stansted surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Stansted building will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To be able to determine the property's value your chartered surveyor should use experience of property in Stansted as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. general condition Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions such as no contamination in or from ground. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal issues for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your solicitor.

Additional local Stansted area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or connection to sewers, are made in addition to Stansted environmental concerns like nearby pubs, which will also be factored in.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it necessary to spend a bit more on full structural survey prior to acquiring a doer-upper Victorian loft flat in Stansted?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as the Building Survey. You would be best advised to get a Building Survey for the property referred to. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a non period unmodified flat assembled from standard construction materials and methods.

Bear in mind that one or two limitations exist with any residential survey - the Stansted based surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the flat or survey where hatches are over 3m above ground. Additionally flats usually make a full survey more complicated meaning a surveyor will only check the actual flat the surveyor may exist communal sections of the property like security systems. For a table containing a breakdown of what each survey type includes look at here.