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Home Buyers Survey in Totton

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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 Totton

    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 Totton

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

    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 Totton

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Totton and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Totton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Totton property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Totton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a property valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To properly appraise the correct valuation your independent surveyor will call upon knowledge of Totton and other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair Your Totton surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions like there being no major problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

It will be assumed that there are no major legal problems like no problematic restrictions. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Additional local Totton area conjectures like services, are made in addition to environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, which will also be factored in.

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Will the surveyor go into detail on the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

Your surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes as part of the Totton survey, in addition to gas related fittings like chimney linings. External covers won't be detached. The system won't be tested in any way. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, should there be any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick chimney repair advice, can a Totton surveyor help?

Brick homes be affected by a range of defects, including inadequate damp-proofing and spalling. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with repair advice also supplied. One problem often found is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. A C Brickwork & Builders may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01689 619081 or 22 Gladwell Rd, Bromley, BR1 4DA.

For example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond.