Before you commit yourself legally, you can minismise the risks of house buying by asking a qualified, independent surveyor to carry out a survey on the property. If you are not sure which survey suits your needs we have provided a table below which you can use to identify which is right for you.
|RICS HomeBuyers Report||Building
|Describes the contruction and condition of the property on the date of inspection.|
|Aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious.|
|Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage.|
|Aims to tell you about problems that may be dangerous.|
|Aims to show up potential issues and defects, before any transaction takes place.|
|Aims to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to purchase.|
|Aims to enable you to budget for any repairs or restoration.|
|Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future.|
|Provides a reinstatement cost to help you avoid under or over insurance.|
|Provides market valuation.|
|Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future.|
|Aims to describe visible defects, plus exposing potential problmes posed by hidden defects.|
|Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting.|
Here at Duxburys Surveyors, we are able to offer you a full range of survey and valuation services using our specialist knowledge and expertise.