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Home Buyers Survey in Alrewas

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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 Alrewas

    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 Alrewas

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Alrewas) 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 Alrewas

    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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Home Buyers Survey in Alrewas

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Alrewas and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Alrewas property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the Alrewas property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Alrewas property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Alrewas Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues for Alrewas house? Can my Property Survey investigate this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Alrewas house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Steps like swift repair of any collapsed drains can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Diagonal bond walls on this Victorian house might need repairs. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-constructed residences in Alrewas demonstrate several benefits, but they can also show signs of a number of issues, such as inadequate damp-proofing. For example, thermal movement, particularly on longer walls and may require immediate attention. Trio Builders Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 57 Sunnyside, Worksop, S81 7LN or 01909 480663.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall, to the rare, such basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. .

The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Alrewas, and will the surveyor consider signs of flood damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a Alrewas home will be secure against flood damage. Both house purchasers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the home survey may advise on urgent repairs. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

The Environment Agency have updated the status for the River Trent in the Alrewas and Wychnor including Coton Close and Church Road in Alrewas, Wychnor Bridges and Sewage Works, near Alrewas, .

*Information accurate 04/01/2013

Conservatory

In a Alrewas HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. In Alrewas, examples include poor quality materials used in the construction of a porch. This section covers conservatories and porches. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen should also be reported on.