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.
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.
Can Doulting stone-built properties be difficult to repair. Are there any major defects that we should be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?
Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Portland Fancy Beach Limestone. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like weathered stone will vary with the particular type of stone. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.
For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.
If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, get in touch with a local firm. For example, Flamebuoyant, 499a Stratford Rd, Sparkhill, Birmingham, B11 4LP may help.
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 .