What is a Homebuyer Report?


Should I have a structural survey or should I have a Homebuyer's Report?

building survey listed propertyWe believe that buying a house and home is such an important purchase that you need to have the best possible advice that you can receive.  No shortcuts should be taken, which is why we recommend a structural survey also known as a building survey.

What's more we recommend your own independent building Surveyor carries out the structural survey so that you known that the Surveyor is working specifically for you.

We have experienced independent building Surveyors that can help answer your property questions.  Call us on free phone 0800 298 5424 regarding your property issues.

Free phone 0800 298 5424

Independent Building Surveyors

As independent Surveyors we carry out structural building surveys, which identify any property issues in our clearly laid out reports where we identify the problem, the action required and identify the approximate cost all set out within an Executive Summary.

Our Good, Bad & Ugly surveys!

building survey listed propertyWe would also like to introduce to you what we call our Good, Bad and Ugly structural survey, which is a building survey, sometimes known as a structural survey and is a report that we have developed over many years, in fact several decades.  We have listened to feedback from our clients (in fact we have not just listened to feedback we have had marketing company carry out research for us too).  From the feedback we have amended and altered our building surveys to make them easy to read, cover the points that you wish them to cover and describe property issues clearly and any associated costs as well as, of course, how to solve the property problems. The key factor we believe is that our surveys are easy to understand as they are written in plain English.  In addition we use sketches and photographs having survey sketches drawn exclusively for us.


What do the circles and ovals mean in our building surveys?

The circles and ovals are a system that we use within our structural surveys and building surveys to highlight property problem areas so that you are not left wondering what the problem is.  In addition to this if the survey photographs do not, we believe, explain the property problem enough together with our building survey report we also add in one of our own survey sketches to explain the property issue further.



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Meet your Building Surveyor

We always recommend meeting your Surveyor at the property to talk through any property issues.

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Why have an independent building survey?

Caveat emptor means buyer beware and is why you need to have a building survey to find out if there are any property problems within the property; the estate agent certainly will not advise you of any.

Remember the building Surveyor that you employ will be the only person working for you with your interests at heart.

Please see our surveying articles on:-

Why have one of our surveys?

Why have a residential survey?

Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging can be very useful when looking for cold bridging or thermal bridging as it identifies where colder and damper areas are.  Here is an example of our thermal image camera in action.

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Thermal image

We can email you examples of our structural surveys

If you are interested in having a structural survey please free phone us for a friendly chat on 0800 298 5424.

We would also be happy to email you some examples of our tailor made reports, Schedules of Condition, Structural Surveys and Property Reports.

We hope you found the article of use and if you have any experiences that you feel should be added to this article that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have included is wrong then please do not hesitate to contact us (we are only human).

The content of the website is for general information only and is not intended to be relied upon for specific or general decisions.  Appropriate independent professional advice should be paid for before making such a decision.  Free phone 1stAssociated.co.uk on 0800 298 5424


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