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Home Buyers Survey in Birchgrove

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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 Birchgrove

    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 Birchgrove

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

    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 Birchgrove

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Birchgrove and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Birchgrove property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Birchgrove property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Birchgrove Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

There is a property in Birchgrove. What considerations will a Birchgrove RICS chartered surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Birchgrove ?

Any number of issues that can affect the price of property such as whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or issues with drainage. .

The only way for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as standard. A local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

A qualified RICS surveyor will always attend the property in addition to factoring in all other items that can affect property values.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a property in the region a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms including hazardous rubbish. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health problems for example congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Birchgrove surveyors will find structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Neath Port Talbot Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Dutch bond brick on this Birchgrove home is badly worn. What are the possible consequences? Does brick decay faster in Birchgrove weather?

Brick-built buildings feature several advantages, but they will also indicate distinct issues. Such defects will be discussed in the report, with advice on the consequences were they to go untreated. A serious concern is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. D A Brickwork at 6 Bracken Way, Abberton, Colchester, CO5 7PG should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01206 735047.

One example is Dutch bond or shiner bond are both used in Birchgrove buildings, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could rain have on a house in Birchgrove? Could damaged guttering lower the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact heavy rainfall can have on homes is not given more thought by house purchasers. One indication that drainage are blocked is a waterlogged garden.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.