The Homebuyer Survey and valuation is a standard and less expensive format report designed specifically as a value- for-money package. It therefore differs materially from the Condition / Building Survey (formally the Structural Survey) in two major respects:
· It is intended only for particular types of home – houses, flats and bungalows which are of a conventional type construction and apparently in reasonable condition.
· It focuses on essentials, defects and problems which are urgent or significant only.
Our fees for the Homebuyer Report commence from an all inclusive fee of just £260.00.
I will provide a comprehensive, jargon-free report noting the condition ratings to all parts (or ‘elements’) of the main building, garage, and some outside elements. The condition ratings are described as follows:
Condition Rating 1
No repair or remedial works are currently needed, the property must be maintained in the normal way.
Condition Rating 2
Defects that need repairing or replacing but are not considered serious or urgent. The property must be maintained in the normal way.
Condition Rating 3
Defects that are assumed to be serious and / or need to be repaired replaced or further investigated as a matter of urgency.
Items noted NI - Not inspected. I will note in my report if I am unable to check any parts of the property that the inspection would normally cover. If I am concerned about those parts, the report tells you of any further investigations that may be needed.
General comments – I will generally comment / note all elements within the building and set aside any particular comments for inclusion within the rating columns, as noted above.
Whichever survey report you decide is appropriate you can always speak to me before and after the survey has been carried out and if you have any areas of particular concern, please do make me aware, and these will be dealt with during my inspection and the reporting process.
If you have a particular property issue or if you require additional services (perhaps providing a schedule of defects for later discussion with a contractor, this can also be arranged.
Should you wish to proceed or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.