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Home Buyers Survey in Suffolk

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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 Suffolk

    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 Suffolk

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

    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 Suffolk

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Suffolk and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Suffolk property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Suffolk property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Suffolk House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the house I intend to acquire I saw that there is an old fuse board - will the Suffolk surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

During a Home Survey in Suffolk your surveyor will typically comment on the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in a hazardous state. This should include an overview look-over of any uncovered parts of the wiring or fusebox and other things, for example verifying the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician on the property being surveyed will form part of the survey in Suffolk.

The IEE strongly advise a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition is carried out every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us at our old property, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What does a home surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

Suffolk property in otherwise fine condition will suffer damage to the roof. From the purlins to the tie beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The surveyors in Suffolk could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Roof maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A roofing contractor with solid references should be able to assist with a quote. Call Pro-Dec Roofing of 1 Pinceybrook Cottages The Street, Takeley, Bishop's Stortford, CM22 6QN on 01279 870089 for an estimate.