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Home Buyers Survey in Upper Shirley

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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 Upper Shirley

    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 Upper Shirley

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

    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 Upper Shirley

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Upper Shirley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Upper Shirley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Upper Shirley property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Upper Shirley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

Is £257, 852 within the right sort of area price to buy a house in Upper Shirley in SO15 for and what factors will RICS surveyor evaluate when estimating house prices in Upper Shirley during a professional valuation ?

There is a near endless list of things that might affect house prices including whether it is situated on a flood plain or whether the property is on an adopted road. It often helps to put side by side the prices of house achieved in the nearby area for similar properties.

The average house price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £238, 552, which is £19, 300 less than £257, 852 - the amount you buying for. The house/flat average was £201, 475. Treetops, 3, Woodside, Chilworth, Southampton, Test Valley, Hampshire, SO16 7LB a detached house sold for £1, 020, 000 .

The best way for you to get a professional home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an inclusive part. A RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that damage to the parapet had been a concern. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Which issues relating to the roofing will be checked?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by home buyers who are aware that property can be blighted by difficulties with the roof. From ridge flashing to decking, all aspects of the roof will be taken into account, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Repairs to a dilapidated roof 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 can provide an estimate.