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Home Buyers Survey in Borough Green

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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 Borough Green

    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 Borough Green

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

    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 Borough Green

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Borough Green and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Borough Green property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Borough Green property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Borough Green Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Borough Green. What will we need to pay attention to when buying an older property? Will the age of the house be an issue?

Many buyers plan to buy a home with character, such as a cottage. Vernacular architecture, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Homes featuring traditional methods can be expensive to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor consider on a stucco home in Borough Green.

Stucco is in fact just dense solid render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to an even finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian houses. It is very like plaster. Stucco is often problematic and Borough Green Homebuyer Reports frequently discover potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering which gets perma-saturated and thus prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems could result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-applying problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What recommendations will a property surveyor in Borough Green make for houses built from English bond walls?

Brick converted property suffer from a range of defects. These can include lack of a damp proof course or crumbling mortar. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with directions for remedy. An especially severe issue is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Illustrious Construction at 23/Manford Court/Manford Way, Chigwell, IG7 4DP on 07960 227640.

Borough Green home purchasers may need to consider that a number of popular courses and methods can be found across the UK, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Borough Green HomeBuyer Report look for possible water damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a residential property will be secure against flood damage. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Building Survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before flooding occurs, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the property surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the house is at risk.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues? I am buying a house in Borough Green. Will the House Survey consider this, and what defects will be reported on?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. 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. Signs like sticking doors or separation of the skirting board from the floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.