HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Bourne End

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Bourne End

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 Bourne End 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 Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bourne End

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bourne End

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bourne End) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this survey for non standard e.g. timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bourne End

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

Reviews

Bourne End Surveyors

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

Bourne End Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in Bourne End

  • Property Valuation Report
    Long Chaulden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1

  • Building Survey
    Castle Mead, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1

Home Buyers Survey Bourne End

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined offset: 6 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: 6 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: 6 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: 6 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: 6 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: 6 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 get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bourne End and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Bourne End property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Bourne End property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Bourne End Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Bourne End HomeBuyer Report check water damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for houses and flats in flood-risk areas. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the Bourne End property in question is in danger. In addition, the house survey may advise appropriate repairs.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites. The surveyor may ask the vendor if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will the Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Clay soil can create a number of issues for house owners. Specific issues include soil swelling. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Bourne End surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I consider downspouts, and does our home buyers survey mention it?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather this issue is ignored by purchasers. If you have only been to the house in dry conditions, obvious defects may be harder to find. If you are worried, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Luckily, drainage problems are quite easy to repair, if identified early. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bourne End and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Bourne End property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Bourne End property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Bourne End Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Bourne End HomeBuyer Report check water damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for houses and flats in flood-risk areas. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the Bourne End property in question is in danger. In addition, the house survey may advise appropriate repairs.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites. The surveyor may ask the vendor if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will the Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Clay soil can create a number of issues for house owners. Specific issues include soil swelling. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Bourne End surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I consider downspouts, and does our home buyers survey mention it?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather this issue is ignored by purchasers. If you have only been to the house in dry conditions, obvious defects may be harder to find. If you are worried, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Luckily, drainage problems are quite easy to repair, if identified early. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote