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Home Buyers Survey in Borehamwood

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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 Borehamwood

    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 Borehamwood

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

    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 Borehamwood

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Borehamwood and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Borehamwood property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Borehamwood property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

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

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the mid 90s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause difficulties? Does the Home Buyers Survey cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with severe changes in the water table level and soil swelling being relatively common. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable warping of floorboards, to complete structural failure. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Borehamwood, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Damaged Render

What will your Borehamwood Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian house in Borehamwood that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a type of solid render. Commonly it is layered over underlying red brick that dries to a smooth stone like surface. It is highly appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency properties. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems such as lateral hairline cracking that describes the mortar joints underneath. Other issues might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Resolving Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with damp, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What advice would the Borehamwood surveyor give in their report?

Borehamwood property with no other major issues can often hide issues with the roof like. From gables to parapet walls, many parts of the roof and loft will be taken into account. Factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Roof maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick on this property in Borehamwood is in poor condition - what should we do?

Brick conversions be affected by various issues and defects, from moisture damage to thermal movement. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. M & M Bricklayers at 99 Swiftsure Rd, Chafford Hundred, Grays, RM16 6YB should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07776 393067.

Brick-build property can be found across Borehamwood, leading to a range of courses arrangements and colours. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.