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.
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.
A builder friend noted there is an asbestos tank situated in the home. What are the issues with asbestos and will this be a hazard?
Asbestos is a dangerous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials for example central heating flues. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent fire retarding properties, it may be found in garage roofs.
All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.
If discovered, one must be careful not to displace asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay. Never try to remove it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. They will mention potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.
What should we think about when purchasing a house built in around 1730 in Hall Green? What impact will the residence's box frame structure have on regular maintenance?
Some buyers hope to own a house with personality, like a Medieval cottage. Vernacular architecture, however, can sometimes be an issue, and Structures featuring traditional methods can be a chore to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could make the final cost hard to predict.