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Home Buyers Survey in Swanage

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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 Swanage

    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 Swanage

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

    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 Swanage

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Swanage and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Swanage property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Swanage property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Swanage Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when purchasing an old building in Swanage? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

The age of a structure can worry purchasers, and Swanage homes built using traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can result in longer-term maintenance obligations.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home and the vendor has confirmed that it has been built with Slate. What potential issues should we be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

The cost of repairs for stone-built homes in Swanage can be higher than for more standard , and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes in Swanage, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, contact a Swanage firm, including Keates, Worth Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3LF.

House Prices

My partner and I are wanting to purchasing a property in the centre of Swanage, BH19 for around the £330, 970 mark. What considerations will a surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Swanage on a property valuation report ?

There is a vast array of things that can affect house prices ranging from view to the amount of accommodation it offers. One method is to weigh up prices against house values achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties.

The average house price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £326, 070 - £4, 900 less than £330, 970 and the flat/house average was £276, 532. Alrosa, The Hyde, Langton Matravers, Swanage, Purbeck, Dorset, BH19 3HE a detached home sold for £92, 500 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. A qualified surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme.

A professional local surveyor will always attend the site as well as factoring in all other area influences that might affect house prices.