HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Downton

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

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 Downton 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
 

Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Downton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Downton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Downton) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this option for unconventional such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Downton

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

Reviews

Downton Surveyors

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

Downton Surveyors

Home Surveys in Downton

RICS Chartered Surveyors with coverage in Downton and throughout every county of England and Wales.

Home Buyers Survey Downton

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

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Downton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Downton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Downton property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Downton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1987-built flat in Downton and saw that the garage floor was uneven. What solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight.

Many buildings develop superficial cracks in a floor surface, simply as a result of settlement. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Your surveyor

may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I need to be wary of when intending to buy a building in Downton in the vicinity of conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by local authorities. Your surveyor need to possess relevant knowledge of local factors and any effect may have on the property. Prices tends to be more than prices outside the area owing to the areas being in their original state.

Surveyors will note if the house is possibly classified as such and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Downton Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out during the legal process. Unauthorised developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a house in Downton , and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the Downton house surveyor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for buyers in Downtonwho have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many properties could feature damage to the roof, including. From wind braces to clay tiles, every part of the roof should be investigated, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Downton roofing specialist can provide one.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Downton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Downton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Downton property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Downton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1987-built flat in Downton and saw that the garage floor was uneven. What solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight.

Many buildings develop superficial cracks in a floor surface, simply as a result of settlement. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Your surveyor



may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I need to be wary of when intending to buy a building in Downton in the vicinity of conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by local authorities. Your surveyor need to possess relevant knowledge of local factors and any effect may have on the property. Prices tends to be more than prices outside the area owing to the areas being in their original state.

Surveyors will note if the house is possibly classified as such and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Downton Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out during the legal process. Unauthorised developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a house in Downton , and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the Downton house surveyor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for buyers in Downtonwho have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many properties could feature damage to the roof, including. From wind braces to clay tiles, every part of the roof should be investigated, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Downton roofing specialist can provide one.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote