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Home Buyers Survey in Totterdown

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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 Totterdown

    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 Totterdown

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

    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 Totterdown

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Totterdown and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Totterdown property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Totterdown property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Totterdown Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Totterdown, and think we saw signs of bugs in the hall. Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Totterdown houses will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for a serious infestation may include removal or excision of affected timber. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Totterdown? Can damaged rainwater goods decrease our property's value?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on a home are ignored by buyers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in dry weather, defects may not have been obvious. If you are worried, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Whether buying in Totterdown or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve for a reasonable cost. Where this is poorly maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a building near to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill take many forms including domestic waste. Of course nobody wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns include heavy metals. Potential health issues like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Totterdown will consider any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Bristol Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .