HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Queensferry

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

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 Queensferry 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 property survey should I pick for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Queensferry

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home made of conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Queensferry

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Queensferry) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as thatched or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Queensferry

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

Reviews

Queensferry Surveyors

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

Queensferry Surveyors

Home Surveys in Queensferry

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

Home Buyers Survey Queensferry

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined offset: 42 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: 42 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: 42 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: 42 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: 42 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: 42 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 have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Queensferry and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Queensferry property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Queensferry property's general condition as well as advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Queensferry Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages in upgrading to the full structural survey in Queensferry rather than a HomeBuyer Report when considering a defective house?

Albeit very often referred to as Full Structural Surveys buy agents and buyers alike they have been superseded by Building Surveys One should have a Building Survey for the house mentioned. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a post fifties Queensferry house of standard building materials. Bear in mind that several restrictions exist with any residential survey as your surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the structure of the Queensferry house for example, or assess serviceability of a boiler.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses generate lots of maintenance costs for the owner? What should we look in to, and what will the survey reveal?

From Dukes Gritstone to Waddington Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like erosion will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder mentioned subsidence has been a problem. What solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will occur in newly constructed structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. 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. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Queensferry and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Queensferry property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Queensferry property's general condition as well as advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Queensferry Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages in upgrading to the full structural survey in Queensferry rather than a HomeBuyer Report when considering a defective house?

Albeit very often referred to as Full Structural Surveys buy agents and buyers alike they have been superseded by Building Surveys One should have a Building Survey for the house mentioned. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a post fifties Queensferry house of standard building materials. Bear in mind that several restrictions exist with any residential survey as your surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the structure of the Queensferry house for example, or assess serviceability of a boiler.



Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses generate lots of maintenance costs for the owner? What should we look in to, and what will the survey reveal?

From Dukes Gritstone to Waddington Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like erosion will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder mentioned subsidence has been a problem. What solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will occur in newly constructed structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. 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. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote