Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Brading and which would be the cheapest?
The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.
If the Brading property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.
If you intend to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Brading property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .
For more information why not obtain a Brading House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.
For the Brading HomeBuyer Report what are the usual Condition Rating 1 defects affecting 'E9 - Other' ?
Miscellaneous external elements are including here that do not fit elsewhere in Section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. External wooden steps which are in contact with the soil is an example. Condition rating one indicates that no repairs are necessary, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration.
There is a flat close to PO36 in Brading for £88, 100. What things does a Brading surveyor take into account when calculating house prices in Brading ?
There are a great number of factors which could affect property values for example the state of the roof or the condition of shared common parts. As an indicator, one can try to benchmark selling prices achieved in the nearby area for similar flats. The average flat price recorded between July and October in 2012 was £110, 000, which is £21, 900 more than the amount you are paying. The house/flat average was £211, 198. 98, Flat 1, New Road, Brading, Sandown, Isle Of Wight, Isle Of Wight, PO36 0AB sold for £110, 000 .
In order to get an impartial house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).
The RICS chartered surveyor will always visit the site in addition to considering the countless area issues that can impact on property values.
Will a chartered surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas mains supply?
A local surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) at the building, as well as gas associated fixtures for example - balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. The Brading local surveyor won't actually remove any external fittings and he or she won't carry out any tests whatsoever on the system or appliances. Most people are aware that gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.
Brading based gas engineers include Hotwater Plumbing and heating of 1 The Paddock, Sandown, Isle Of Wight Tel. 07752770951 and W J Wetherick Plumbing & Heating of Jokadot, The Shute, Newchurch, Sandown, Isle Of Wight Tel. 01983866718.
We are purchasing an 1830s property with stone walls. Which matters should we consider?
External wall maintenance is essential to the health of houses in Brading. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like algae will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar.
Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.
The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Brading should be able to supply local stone.
Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Cheverton Aggregates Ltd, Westwick, Longlands Lane, Newchurch, Isle Of Wight, PO36 0NA, which quarries Chalk, for details. Call 01983 868070 for more information.
I don't quite see the justification in spending a bit more on a full structural survey when acquiring a un-loved end of terrace home near Brading as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?
Although regularly still called Structural Surveys by some, they are now called Building Surveys Choose a Building Survey for the house described. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a non period Brading house made out of standard construction materials and methods.
There are certain limitations are integral with the survey as the surveyor cannot force or open up the structure of the Brading house of assess serviceability of a boiler.