Home Buyers Survey Hall Green
Your questions answered by a RICS Surveyor in Hall Green
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Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hall Green and which one would be the cheapest?
The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.
If the Hall Green property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.
If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Hall Green property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .
For more detailed advice you can get a Hall Green House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.
What sort of issues will the Surveyor consider on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Hall Green that we intend to purchase.
Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just smooth type of solid render. Usually stucco is layered over underlying red brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is highly beautiful and is often found on Regency homes. It is very similar to plaster in its constituency. It used to contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a plastic under
mesh to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Hall Green Building Surveys sometimes detail any number of problems such as when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-covering problems may be difficult as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.
We are concerned about pests. How do we investigate further?
Any questions about pests affecting a Hall Green building may not be asked by the lawyer.
Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.
Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for a serious infestation may include use of poison and removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.
The Diagonal bond walls on this Tudor house looks in bad shape - what should we do?
Brick-constructed houses demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also show signs of several common problems, such as lack of a damp proof course. A problem regularly identified is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Park James Builders Ltd may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 0141-556 7745 or Park Lane Ho/47 Broad St, Glasgow, G40 2QW.
E.g. rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. Consider renegotiating the price of the Hall Green property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.