Home Buyers Survey Leicester
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Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Leicester and which would be cheaper?
The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.
If the Leicester property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.
If you are planning to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Leicester property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .
For more information why not get an instant Leicester Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.
What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Leicester.
Stucco is just a type of render. Typically stucco is layered over brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is highly grand in appearance and is found on Georgian houses for example. It used to contain lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Leicester Building Surveys can report potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance trapped water leading to problems with damp.
Another example of problems associated with stucco may include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet underlying brickwork. Re-applying problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.
For a local expert contact SMJ Construction, 15, Homemead Avenue, Leicester, LE4 0LN Tel. 07976 316902
I am intending to buy a property near Bridge At Rearsby , will this affect the property's value?
Bridge At Rearsby is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can enhance the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other nearby sites of interest are Castle Mound, Iron Age Enclosure and Kibworth Harcourt Post Mill.. Your RICS surveyor will consider all local criteria during the home buyers survey in Leicester. Visit the English Heritage website for further information on Bridge At Rearsby.
If we are purchasing in Leicester, what suggestions can a Leicester property surveyor make for residences constructed with brick? Will it make a difference if render is applied?
Brick converted property be subject to diverse problems, such as sulphate expansion. Such defects will be discussed in the report. A defect requiring immediate attention is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Phase Brickworks Ltd, 65 Woodford Rd, London, E7 0DJ on 020 8555 9991 for a quote for repair work.
Brick-constructed property are used in properties built throughout the ages, leading to a good selection of methods and styles. For example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall.