HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Newtown

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

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 Newtown 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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Newtown

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Newtown

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Newtown) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Newtown

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

Reviews

Newtown Surveyors

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

Newtown Surveyors

Recent Home Surveys
in Newtown

  • HomeBuyer Report
    The Hawthorns, Church House, Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Powys, SY16

  • Building Survey
    Dysart Terrace, Canal Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16

Home Buyers Survey Newtown

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 I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Newtown and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Newtown property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give comprehensive details of the Newtown property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Newtown Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Newtown might be a concern. What subsidence-related matters will the Newtown Surveyor inspect?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Buyers in Newtown should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Newtown. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. In some cases, the presence of 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.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.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. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be signs of asbestos textured coatings situated in the building. Which types of asbestos are a concern, is there a danger and will the home survey in Newtown report on it?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including roof tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in roof gutters.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, not to break the asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. Never endeavour to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a Newtown survey. Your Newtown surveyor should report on suspected asbestos and will offer advice.

House Prices

I intend to buy a detached property in SY16 for an asking price of £147, 395. What will the Newtown RICS chartered surveyor take into account on a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors which could affect property values from whether correct consents are in place to whether the property is overlooked. It often helps to set against prices registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

The means house prices paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £136, 995, which is £10, 400 less than the asking price. 56, Hendidley Way, Newtown, Powys, Powys, SY16 2AL a detached home sold for £106, 000 .

The only way to get an impartial home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Newtown and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Newtown property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give comprehensive details of the Newtown property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Newtown Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Newtown might be a concern. What subsidence-related matters will the Newtown Surveyor inspect?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Buyers in Newtown should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Newtown. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. In some cases, the presence of 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.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.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. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be signs of asbestos textured coatings situated in the building. Which types of asbestos are a concern, is there a danger and will the home survey in Newtown report on it?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including roof tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in roof gutters.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, not to break the asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. Never endeavour to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a Newtown survey. Your Newtown surveyor should report on suspected asbestos and will offer advice.

House Prices

I intend to buy a detached property in SY16 for an asking price of £147, 395. What will the Newtown RICS chartered surveyor take into account on a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors which could affect property values from whether correct consents are in place to whether the property is overlooked. It often helps to set against prices registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

The means house prices paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £136, 995, which is £10, 400 less than the asking price. 56, Hendidley Way, Newtown, Powys, Powys, SY16 2AL a detached home sold for £106, 000 .

The only way to get an impartial home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote