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Home Buyers Survey in Whitby

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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 Whitby

    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 Whitby

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

    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 Whitby

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Whitby and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Whitby property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Whitby property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Whitby Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it best to go for a full structural survey prior to investing in an extended, forties purpose built maisonette in Whitby?

Structural surveys have been renamed by RICS as Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if investigating a 60 year old or less Whitby home made out of conventional construction materials. The RICS Building Survey is the advisable selection for the property mentioned. Bear in mind that some limitations exist with the survey as a local Whitby surveyor is not able to open up the fabric of the maisonette for example, or assess the serviceability of energy sources.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I would need to look out for if intending to buy a converted flat in Whitby near a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have knowledge of relevant local issues and the relation may have on the building. Property Prices will likely be greater as a result of them being preserved. However many areas have fallen into a state e.g. the huge increase in street clutter

RICS surveyors are trained to report if the planned purchase is or might be so designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Whitby Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Unconsented changes to the building will also be reported in the Whitby survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as lagging.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in insulation.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. You should never try to disturb it yourself. Whitby Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However they will mention potential asbestos and will inform you of the options.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a farmstead in Whitby. What impact will the house's cruck frame have on repairs?

Some purchasers hope to own property with real personality. Older construction methods and materials, however, can sometimes be an issue, and Structures constructed with traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for Whitby listed buildings, Traditional building materials may be required. This may result in higher ongoing expenses.