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 0845 519 9589 to speak to a member of our team.
What should I be worried about when purchasing a building close to a refuse landfill site
Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including inert refuse disposal. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health issues like downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .
Surveyors in Hall Green will find structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Wakefield Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .
Do I need to check gutters? Will the chartered surveyor report on this? And could it affect the property value?
Both in Hall Green, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact damp weather can have on property is not given more thought by buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include corroded downspouts.
In most cases, this is generally easy to resolve. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.
Does the RICS surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas heaters?
A surveyor will visually look at the accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters for instance, as well as gas affiliated installations such as ventilation of flue (if blocked). A Hall Green RICS chartered surveyor will not remove fittings and will not do any tests on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.
Hall Green based gas engineers include BSP Gas & Plumbing Services of 23 Green Bank Avenue, Hall Green, Birmingham, West Midlands Tel. 07803586799.