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Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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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
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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
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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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
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Buckden

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Buckden

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Buckden) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Buckden

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Buckden and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Buckden property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Buckden property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Buckden Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an older farmstead in Buckden. What impact will the unusual construction have on upkeep?

Many buyers would be interested in owning a home with character, such as a Medieval cottage. Use of traditional methods, however, can create issues for homeowners. Houses featuring traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to repair. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could result in longer-term maintenance obligations.If you have doubts, speak to your Buckden surveyor for more information. Built in around 1457, 27 Church Street, main range in Buckden is an example of a traditional Medieval-period house.

Deteriorated timber

In a Buckden HomeBuyer Report what does 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' cover?

For a Buckden property, one issue is paint or staining that is needed to protect wood sidings. This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be covered.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for property purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Buckden house. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

A local builder informed me there are asbestos roof tiles in existence at the property. What is asbestos and does the Buckden HomeBuyer Report go into it?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including water tanks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sprayed on coatings.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful however, not to remove it. Professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during a Buckden building survey. Your Buckden surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and should advise accordingly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Buckden and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Buckden property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Buckden property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Buckden Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an older farmstead in Buckden. What impact will the unusual construction have on upkeep?

Many buyers would be interested in owning a home with character, such as a Medieval cottage. Use of traditional methods, however, can create issues for homeowners. Houses featuring traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to repair. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could result in longer-term maintenance obligations.If you have doubts, speak to your Buckden surveyor for more information. Built in around 1457, 27 Church Street, main range in Buckden is an example of a traditional Medieval-period house.



Deteriorated timber

In a Buckden HomeBuyer Report what does 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' cover?

For a Buckden property, one issue is paint or staining that is needed to protect wood sidings. This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be covered.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for property purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Buckden house. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

A local builder informed me there are asbestos roof tiles in existence at the property. What is asbestos and does the Buckden HomeBuyer Report go into it?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including water tanks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sprayed on coatings.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful however, not to remove it. Professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during a Buckden building survey. Your Buckden surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and should advise accordingly.

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