Buying a flat or house is a major financial investment that needs to be well considered. To help you make an informed decision about your home purchase, a Home Buyers Survey (HCS) carried out by Alan Rance Surveyors can give you important information about the property, adding real value. The Home Buyers Survey is a clear, concise and jargon-free report about the condition of a domestic property. Our highly skilled building professionals will inspect and report on the property quickly, delivering a cost-effective service that allows you, the homebuyer, to make a speedy and intelligent decision.
Delivered by specially trained and fully accredited residential property surveyors, the Buyers Survey gives the buyer a plain English, jargon-free report on the condition of the property using a simple 1,2,3 rating guide, so it is easy to understand any risks or unforeseen expenditure that could crop up.
Included with the Home Buyers Survey you will find some advice sheets on how to deal with some of the more common problems that have been found at the property.
Buying a house can be stressful and it is not always in the seller’s best interests to be fully open about its quirks and idiosyncrasies. The Home Buyers Survey tells the buyer about any aspects of the property that need urgent attention or which present serious faults, as well as any longer term repairs that a home owner might have to plan for.
The Home Buyers Survey can only be produced by fully qualified and accredited members including those of SAVA and BRE, organisations which train and accredits the work of surveyors. Homebuyers can be assured of a comprehensive report produced by a professional, trustworthy individual. The aim of the Buyers Survey is to make the home survey process quicker, easier and more cost-effective for homebuyers. Something that is now more important than ever.
The survey starts from the chimney stack down to the drains externally taking into account the roof coverings, the main walls for settlement cracking movement cracks, timber fascia bargeboards etc, and the windows. The patios, ponds, fences and garden walls are also commented on.
Internally we are looking at each room for dampness, internal plaster, electrics, gas, oil or electric heating. Fittings are also surveyed, including timber floors, doors, skirting boards, cupboards, bathroom and kitchen fittings. Looking in the loft for timber defects and roof covering defects is a must. Penetrating damp, rising damp, where chimney stacks have been removed and no adequate support fitted.