HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Peak District

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

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 Peak District 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 Survey is the best choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Peak District

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Peak District

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Peak District) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Peak District

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

Reviews

Peak District Surveyors

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

Peak District Surveyors

Home Surveys in Peak District

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

Home Buyers Survey Peak District

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

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Peak District and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Peak District property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Peak District property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Peak District House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Peak District, and does our building survey mention it?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which heavy rain has on buildings is overlooked by buyers.

Signs that drainage systems are worth a closer look include rusted iron elements. This can lead to hazardous mould.

The good news is that this is generally easy to resolve. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1963-built house in Peak District and found the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report examine?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

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. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. 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.

House Prices

There is a flat in the centre of Peak District (S32) priced at £171, 500. What will a RICS surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Peak District ?

There are many factors that can affect the price of property for example the existence of damp or the direction the house faces. It can help to consider flat prices achieved in the area for similar flats. The mean flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £195, 000, which is £23, 500 more than the price you are intending to pay (£389, 956 was the blended house/flat average). 10, Calver Mill, Calver, Hope Valley, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, S32 3YU was purchased for £150, 000 .

The best way for home buyers to get an impartial house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default. A local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Peak District and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Peak District property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Peak District property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Peak District House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Peak District, and does our building survey mention it?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which heavy rain has on buildings is overlooked by buyers.

Signs that drainage systems are worth a closer look include rusted iron elements. This can lead to hazardous mould.

The good news is that this is generally easy to resolve. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence


We are planning to buy a 1963-built house in Peak District and found the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report examine?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

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. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. 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.

House Prices

There is a flat in the centre of Peak District (S32) priced at £171, 500. What will a RICS surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Peak District ?

There are many factors that can affect the price of property for example the existence of damp or the direction the house faces. It can help to consider flat prices achieved in the area for similar flats. The mean flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £195, 000, which is £23, 500 more than the price you are intending to pay (£389, 956 was the blended house/flat average). 10, Calver Mill, Calver, Hope Valley, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, S32 3YU was purchased for £150, 000 .

The best way for home buyers to get an impartial house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default. A local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote