What is a Home Buyers Survey?
Description of the Property
The first section of our home buyers survey (sometimes referred to as a Home Condition Report) describes the property type, construction, age and any other useful information you may need or want to know about the property.
Our survey includes an assessment of all accessible and visible areas of the property. As part of this, we identify any underlying structural concerns with the property and provide advice on how to repair, who to contact next, or further investigations that may be required.
Secondly, we bring to your attention any legal matters with the property. This may include:
Unlawful extensions and conversions
Tree preservation orders
Easements, wayleaves and restrictive covenants
We assess all accessible and visible areas of the property for signs of damp. This may include elevated moisture readings, visible staining, mould, and damp smells.
We aim to advise you on the cause of the dampness in the first instance or provide advice on further investigations that may be required.
Other Costly Repairs
As well as identifying structural defects and damp, we assess the property as a whole to identify any expensive repairs that may affect your decision to purchase the property. These defects may be expensive roof repairs, window and door replacements, large scale re-plastering works etc.
These may be items that you haven't budgeted for but that may affect your overall opinion of the property.