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Home Buyers Survey in Waterloo

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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 Waterloo

    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 Waterloo

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

    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 Waterloo

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Waterloo and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Waterloo property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension on the Waterloo property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Waterloo property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Waterloo Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

In Waterloo, an example may be cracks to non-structural walls. Note that concealed elements will not be considered. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, with a minimum of technical jargon. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any house buyers in Waterloo. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Waterloo, and can a Waterloo building survey consider indications of water damage, or whether flooding has affected other houses on the street?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the house survey may make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect property enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.