HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Bury

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

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 Bury 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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bury

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bury

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bury) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bury

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

Reviews

Bury Surveyors

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

Bury Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in Bury

  • Building Survey
    Royds Close, Tottington, BL8

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Arundel Close, Bury, BL8

Home Buyers Survey Bury

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 HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Bury and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Bury property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bury property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Bury House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What should we investigate as part of the survey?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Homes throughout Bury can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roof maintenance problems, such as mould. Any part of the roof or loft, such as tie beams, ought to be checked. Factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Fixing a leaking roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Speak to J D Builders & Roofing of 1 Henderson Av Pendlebury, Swinton, Manchester, M27 6BH on 0161-401 3680 to request an estimate.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a converted cow-house in Bury. Will the property's age be a concern?

For houses in Bury built before the 20th Century, age can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Properties showcasing traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. Erected between 1488 and 1506, Deardon Fold Farmhouse in Bury is a traditional hall house of the time.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Bury builder has said subsidence has been a concern impacting the flat. What options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience some minor cracking. In general, homes are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average wider at the top. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Bury and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Bury property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bury property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Bury House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What should we investigate as part of the survey?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Homes throughout Bury can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roof maintenance problems, such as mould. Any part of the roof or loft, such as tie beams, ought to be checked. Factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Fixing a leaking roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Speak to J D Builders & Roofing of 1 Henderson Av Pendlebury, Swinton, Manchester, M27 6BH on 0161-401 3680 to request an estimate.



Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a converted cow-house in Bury. Will the property's age be a concern?

For houses in Bury built before the 20th Century, age can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Properties showcasing traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. Erected between 1488 and 1506, Deardon Fold Farmhouse in Bury is a traditional hall house of the time.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Bury builder has said subsidence has been a concern impacting the flat. What options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience some minor cracking. In general, homes are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average wider at the top. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote