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Home Buyers Survey in Brackla

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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 Brackla

    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 Brackla

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

    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 Brackla

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Brackla and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Brackla property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Brackla property's general condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Brackla House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would need to check out if purchasing a home in Brackla in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local councils. Surveyors in Brackla must possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and any connection may have on the home and its value. Values is usually higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of them resisting change. However many areas are falling into a poor state for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

RICS surveyors will note whether the building looks to be in a conservation area and Section I of your Brackla Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Unsympathetic adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that loose slates had been a concern. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What advice would the home surveyor give in their report?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors in Brackla by home buyers who are aware that property could feature difficulties with the roof, for example, cracked and loose slates or tiles. From valley gutters to eaves, every part of the roof must be reviewed. Factors like a poor asphalt covering are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Brackla builder can provide one.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found a gap below the skirting board in the basement, is this subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Often, homes in Brackla are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Brackla homes. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will wash soil away from the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.