Surveys for Homebuyers Gerrards Cross
If you are buying a house in Gerrards Cross, call on the expertise of Oakfield Chartered Surveyors to assess the property before you buy. At Oakfield Chartered Surveyors we offer our specialist Level 2 Homebuyer reports or properties in Gerrards Cross as well as across Buckinghamshire and the Home Counties. We are an independent firm, regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Why choose Oakfield Chartered Surveyors for your Homebuyers survey report?
Our team of surveyors have over 20 years of experience in property, giving us a wealth of expertise to draw on. We know that every property is unique, and we take care to tailor our services to suit the property and the needs of our clients. We specialise in residential properties, providing valuations as well as a choice of surveys, including our Level 2 Homebuyers report. Being based in Buckinghamshire we are familiar with Gerrard Cross’s types of property and local issues. Once you have instructed us, we will carry out the survey and prepare the report for you as soon as possible. This allows you to make an informed decision about the property quickly, which can be important in a fast-moving market.
Why choose a Homebuyers report?
A Homebuyer report which is also known as a Level 2 RICS Survey, gives you an overview of the condition of the property you are considering purchasing. It includes details of any repairs which will be necessary and can include an indication of the associated costs. This information is helpful for you when you decide whether to go ahead with buying the property. A homebuyer report can also be used to support your case if you negotiate a lower price, based on remedial work, particularly if that had not been clear from the outset when you viewed the property. If you are armed with information on how much the work will cost you, you are in a far stronger position to negotiate or reassess your options.
Without a Homebuyers report, there is a risk that you could buy a property without being aware of all its major defects. This could result in costly, unforeseen repair bills, which could have been avoided.
What is included in your Homebuyer report?
• An overview of the property and its location
• An assessment of major faults in the accessible parts of the property
• A list of urgent problems which should be investigated further before a commitment is made to purchase.
• Results of damp tests conducted in the property
• An assessment of the damp proof course, insulation and drainage
• Details of the timber at the property, including any evidence of rot or woodworm.
• An estimate of the cost to rebuild the property, which is useful for insurance purposes.
Looking for a homebuyers Survey?
We are one of the leading Chartered Surveyors covering Gerrards Cross Buckinghamshire and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality building surveys.
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Understanding the Homebuyer Report
At Oakfield Chartered Surveyors we use a traffic light scheme to rate the defects and corrective action in our Level 2 survey. This gives you the information you need about the property in an easy-to-access format. A red rating is given where there are issues which need urgent attention, with repair or replacement needed as soon as possible. An amber rating tells you that repairs or replacements are required, but are not considered urgent. Green indicates that no issues have been noted.
When is a homebuyer report recommended?
The Homebuyers report is ideal for new and modern properties which appear to be in good condition, and where the property has not undergone major structural work or been significantly extended. We also recommend a Homebuyer report even if you are purchasing a new build property. A homebuyer report will not cover every possible aspect of the condition of a building, but it can be relied on to identify areas which might need further investigation. It is an important way of minimising the level of risk when you buy a property.
When can a homebuyer choose a Condition Report?
A Condition Report, or Level 1 Survey, is the most basic form of survey and gives no advice on repairs and costs, valuations or rebuild estimates. We recommend to all house buyers that they have a Level 2 Homebuyer report instead since this is a far more comprehensive assessment of a property, and significantly reduces the risk that defects will go undetected.
The best survey for an older property?
If the property you wish to buy is older, we would usually recommend that instead of a homebuyer report you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey, or RICS Level 3 Survey, is more comprehensive than the Homebuyer report. This type of survey will give more detail on the cause of any defects, and an analysis of the action which needs to be taken to correct the defects.
Looking for a home buyer Survey in Gerrards Cross?
We are one of the leading Chartered Surveyors covering London, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Contact us to discuss your requirements further.
Contact Oakfield Chartered Surveyors for a quote
Call us or send a message for more information about our surveys and conveyancing services for buying a house in Gerrards Cross. Our experienced MRICS surveyors are here to answer your questions and offer advice both to seasoned homeowners and new home-buyers on the best survey for the property you have in mind in Gerrards Cross, and we will happily quote on a no-obligation basis for a homebuyer report or other surveying services you require.