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Home Buyers Survey in Askam In Furness

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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 Askam In Furness

    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 Askam In Furness

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Askam In Furness) 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 Askam In Furness

    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

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Askam In Furness and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Askam In Furness property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Askam In Furness property's condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Askam In Furness Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Askam In Furness?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which heavy rainfall has on property in Askam In Furness is rarely considered properly. As an example, spalling masonry will likely suggest that the downspouts are under performing. This can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair, if identified early, unless they are disregarded. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the house we are planning to acquire, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - will a surveyor advise the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Askam In Furness a qualified surveyor should usually remark on the condition of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. A Home surveyor is required to concerns such as verifying the condition of any visible wiring. Inspecting the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey. Inspecting the documentation from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should be part of the survey in Askam In Furness .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out every ten years (5 if renting out).

Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

An example of this is steps that spring or sag when used. E7 elements are visually inspected. Building regulations and issues relating to correct planning approval are considered (e.g. is it a conservatory, an extension, or a 'sun room'?) will also be mentioned in the report.

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show how concerning each aspect of the report is.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Askam In Furness, and can a Askam In Furness house surveyor inquire into signs of water damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Independent), and house purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before flood damage occurs. The Building Survey may also, where appropriate, recommend maintenance.An awareness of characteristics of the Askam In Furness area likely to affect the house also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The surveyor may ask the residents about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish bond maintenance advice - can a surveyor in Askam In Furness assist?

Brick-constructed apartments in Askam In Furness feature several advantages in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also show signs of a number of issues, ranging from sulphate expansion to crypto-florescence. Such defects will be discussed in the report. One particularly serious issue is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. A & M Brickwork should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 78 Tame Street East, Walsall, WS1 3LA or 07944 334031.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider alternating courses of brick and stone, e.g. flint.