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Home Buyers Survey in Wimborne Minster

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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 Wimborne Minster

    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 Wimborne Minster

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

    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 Wimborne Minster

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Wimborne Minster and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Wimborne Minster property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Wimborne Minster property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Wimborne Minster Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report includes an independent valuation and a Reinstatement Cost included in the cost of the survey. To fully consider an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will pair area knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. desirability of the location.. Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and will use other assumptions e.g. the building connected to mains services such as electricity.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any major legal issues such as building regulations having been complied. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area assumptions, for example services, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we would be advised to be conscious of if purchasing a property in Wimborne Minster near a conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by the local authority. Surveyors in Wimborne Minster are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of relevant local factors and the connection may have with the home. Values is typically higher than non conservation area equivalents due to them being in good order.

Property surveyors will tell you whether the property looks like it may be classified as such and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted by your legal representation. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval should be advised, however these should be investigated by the solicitor.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller warned us that access to the roof of the property could be hard to organise, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Which issues relating to the roof of the property will be looked into for the survey?

This is a common concern for house purchasers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. A large number of properties can be blighted by difficulties with the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormers to the wind braces. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A local roofing specialist can provide an estimate.

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Does the qualified surveyor report on the safety of the gas mains supply?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the meter location/position for instance, as well as gas affiliated fittings e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). Fittings or covers won't be undone. Most people are aware that gas can be fatal, if you have any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer.