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Home Buyers Survey in Bowes Park

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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 Bowes Park

    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 Bowes Park

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Bowes Park

    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 Bowes Park

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bowes Park and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Bowes Park property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Bowes Park property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bowes Park Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will your House Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Bowes Park home's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Conservation area

Are there any problems we would be advised to be conscious of when intending to buy a converted flat in Bowes Park in conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Bowes Park surveyors need to possess knowledge of relevant local issues and any connection they have on the property. Property Prices are generally higher than non conservation area equivalents because of them being preserved. However many areas have been neglected and are in shoddy condition e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors are expected report if the home looks to be is so classified and Section I of your Bowes Park Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Unconsented modifications to the building will also be commented on but these are really more a concern for the lawyer. Moreland & Co Solicitors Ltd are a local firm situated at Moreland House, Haringey, London, N22 7SJ should be able help you with further information. Tel: 020 8881 8833

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a maisonette close to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. inert waste. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include complex organic chemicals. Potential health concerns such as birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Bowes Park will note structural defects connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark database and Haringey Local Authority and advise you .

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the thirties house we want to move into, it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in Bowes Park go into detail on the electrics?

When conducting a Home Survey in Bowes Park your surveyor will usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a poor state. This should include a by sight inspection of exposed areas of the wiring in addition to things, for example reporting on the state of the fitted appliances, e.g. storage radiators or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Bowes Park. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a danger of asbestos cement being found in the building. What is asbestos, is it hazardous and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a deleterious material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including painted over ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding properties, it may be found in lagging for example. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken never to break the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos during a Bowes Park building survey. Surveyors will note potential asbestos and will inform you of the options.