HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Hornsea

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

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 Hornsea 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
 

What property survey is the right choice for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hornsea

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hornsea

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hornsea) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. granite wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hornsea

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

Reviews

Hornsea Surveyors

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

Hornsea Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in Hornsea

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Ebor Avenue, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU18

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Sufflok Terrace, Hornsea, East Yorkshire, HU18

Home Buyers Survey Hornsea

Error message

  • 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 book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Hornsea and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hornsea property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Hornsea property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Hornsea Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Hornsea and noticed the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What subsidence-related defects will my property survey look into?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. Often, homes are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be

located well away from the property, at least 30m. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should I get a full structural survey prior to buying a modified thirties mansion maisonette in Hornsea?

Structural surveys have been renamed by RICS as Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a non period Hornsea property of standard building materials. One should choose a Building Survey for the maisonette you are considering. There are several caveats exist with any residential survey - the Hornsea based surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the maisonette nor can he/she look into the internal condition of chimneys.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a boundary wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain an independent valuation and will also include a Reinstatement Cost. To properly appraise the correct valuation your independent surveyor will relate to knowledge of Hornsea and other considerations about the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and will make certain key assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors don't value things like sales incentives.

Additional local Hornsea area conjectures like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Hornsea and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hornsea property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Hornsea property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Hornsea Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Hornsea and noticed the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What subsidence-related defects will my property survey look into?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. Often, homes are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be



located well away from the property, at least 30m. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should I get a full structural survey prior to buying a modified thirties mansion maisonette in Hornsea?

Structural surveys have been renamed by RICS as Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a non period Hornsea property of standard building materials. One should choose a Building Survey for the maisonette you are considering. There are several caveats exist with any residential survey - the Hornsea based surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the maisonette nor can he/she look into the internal condition of chimneys.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a boundary wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain an independent valuation and will also include a Reinstatement Cost. To properly appraise the correct valuation your independent surveyor will relate to knowledge of Hornsea and other considerations about the property e.g. square metres.

Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and will make certain key assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors don't value things like sales incentives.

Additional local Hornsea area conjectures like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote