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RICS Home Surveys Information Sheet
Homebuyers Survey Fees
Homebuyers Survey Sample
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Homebuyers Surveyors report on a 1904 terrace house at Nottingham
On this Nottingham Homebuyers Survey we encountered severe structural movement causing a considerable slope on the landing floor. The movement also showed up in the fracturing and dropping of brickwork above window openings. The original slate roof had been recovered with much heavier concrete tiles but there had been no attempt to upgrade the roof structure making it vulnerable to failue in the event of heavy snow. Poor gutter arrangements put the property at risk of water penetration as it has solid walls which will make it cold and prone to condensation.
Derby Surveyors RICS Home Buyers Survey Report on a 1925 Detached House
Derby RICS building surveyors report on a 1925 detached house. The chimneys were in poor condition, tiles were slipping, gutters were clogged and broken. The roof face had dished. Additional timbers had been added to strengthen the roof. The property had long standing movement at the head of an opening to a rear bay window. A timber floor had humped slightly.
make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying the property;
make an informed decision on what is a reasonable price to pay for the property;
take account of any repairs or replacements the property needs
consider what further advice you should take before exchanging contracts;
and determine how much to insure the property for
To help describe the condition of the home, the surveyor gives
condition ratings to the main parts (or 'elements') of the
building, garage, and some parts outside.
Defects which are serious and/or need to be repaired, replaced or investigated urgently.
Defects that need repairing or replacing but are not considered to be either serious or urgent. The property must be maintained in the normal way.
No repair is currently needed. The property must be maintained in the normal way.
The surveyor also advises and matters that your legal advisers should investigate and imminent risks to the property or people.