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Home Buyers Survey in Aldershot

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Aldershot

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Aldershot

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Aldershot) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Aldershot

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Aldershot and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Aldershot property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Aldershot property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Aldershot Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can heavy rainfall have on our new property in Aldershot? Also, if there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However damp weather and the effect it can have on a property are not considered. One indication that downspouts are blocked is water pooling below gutters. This can lead to damp and mould.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does a House Survey discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Specific issues include soil movement. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Aldershot property has deteriorated - what should we do? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-walled Aldershot conversions can suffer from considerable issues. This could be anything from horizontal cracking to efflorescence. A problem regularly identified is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Nick Heap Brickwork Services Ltd may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 07966 521513 or Sanserra House/Mayfield Rd, Bournemouth, BH9 1TF.

For example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the thirties house we want to purchase, it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses, does a the surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Aldershot the RICS surveyor will usually comment on the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a dangerous condition. This will include an overview inspection (without removing any fittings) of exposed sections of the wiring in addition to areas e.g. confirming the category of electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician on the property will usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) suggest a PIR be completed every 10 years (5 if renting out).