HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Bishops Stortford

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Bishops Stortford

Download sample reports

From £225
inc. VAT

Instant online quote:

Your information stays private

 

X

Select Survey Sample

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.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

Download sample Building Survey Building Survey sample

Download sample Property Valuation Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Compare Bishops Stortford Property Surveys

X

  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
  Tick Tick Tick
Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
    Tick  Tick
Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
  Tick Tick Tick
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
    Tick  
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
    Tick Tick
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Tick Tick Tick Tick
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
  Tick Tick  
Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
      Tick
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
      Tick
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
    Tick Tick
Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
    Tick Tick
Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
    Tick  
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
    Tick  
Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
      Tick
Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
    Tick Tick
    Get Property Valuation Quote Get HomeBuyer Survey Quote Get Building Survey Quote
 

Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bishops Stortford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bishops Stortford

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bishops Stortford) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard , for example timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bishops Stortford

    This is an impartial valuation . It is chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

Reviews

Bishops Stortford Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Bishops Stortford Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in Bishops Stortford

  • Property Valuation Report
    Rushleigh Green, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Hunters Court, Elsenham, Essex, CM22

Home Buyers Survey Bishops Stortford

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined offset: 42 in navtax_main() (line 683 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in navtax_main() (line 683 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 42 in navtax_main() (line 685 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in navtax_main() (line 685 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 42 in navtax_main() (line 685 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in navtax_main() (line 685 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 42 in navtax_main() (line 689 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in navtax_main() (line 689 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 42 in navtax_main() (line 689 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in navtax_main() (line 689 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 42 in navtax_main() (line 690 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in navtax_main() (line 690 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: outputDisabled in navtax_main() (line 694 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: block in internal_analytics_block_view() (line 115 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/internal_analytics/internal_analytics.module).
HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bishops Stortford and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Bishops Stortford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Bishops Stortford property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Bishops Stortford House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the mid-century home we are hoping to buy we saw that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - does a Bishops Stortford Homebuyer Report go into detail on the electrics?

When preparing a Bishops Stortford Home Buyers Survey a qualified surveyor should usually report on the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This should include a general examination of the superficial sections of the wiring as well as areas like ascertaining the condition of fitted appliances, for example water heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Bishops Stortford .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise that a Periodic Inspection is carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Chimney stacks

In the HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a green light rating have on chimney stacks?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Bishops Stortford are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the property is in a good state. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular residence, omitting sections as necessary.

These elements are visually reviewed, using binoculars as necessary. Efflorescence on the chimney stack is one defect applicable to this section.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in Bishops Stortford. Is there a flood risk, and will the HomeBuyer Report consider flooding?

It is estimated that over two million residences are at risk of water damage caused by flooding, and purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The chartered surveyor may ask the agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bishops Stortford and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Bishops Stortford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Bishops Stortford property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Bishops Stortford House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the mid-century home we are hoping to buy we saw that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - does a Bishops Stortford Homebuyer Report go into detail on the electrics?

When preparing a Bishops Stortford Home Buyers Survey a qualified surveyor should usually report on the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This should include a general examination of the superficial sections of the wiring as well as areas like ascertaining the condition of fitted appliances, for example water heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Bishops Stortford .



The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise that a Periodic Inspection is carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Chimney stacks

In the HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a green light rating have on chimney stacks?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Bishops Stortford are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the property is in a good state. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular residence, omitting sections as necessary.

These elements are visually reviewed, using binoculars as necessary. Efflorescence on the chimney stack is one defect applicable to this section.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in Bishops Stortford. Is there a flood risk, and will the HomeBuyer Report consider flooding?

It is estimated that over two million residences are at risk of water damage caused by flooding, and purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The chartered surveyor may ask the agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote