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Home Buyers Survey in Brockley

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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 Brockley

    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 Brockley

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

    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 Brockley

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Brockley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Brockley property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Brockley property's state of repair as well as advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Brockley Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us - What does a surveyor in Brockley investigate during the survey?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. A large number of properties could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. fascias, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as asbestos cement removal) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Brockley home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what will it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation as well as a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To work out an accurate value estimate your surveyor will take into account experience of property in Brockley and other things about the property e.g. style of architecture The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain key assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors will disregard certain things like sales incentives.

Further Brockley assumptions like services, are made in addition to Brockley environmental issues like the property being underneath a flight path, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Brockley? Will the Brockley House Survey consider this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with shrinking of clay soil and swelling of the soil being relatively common. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Parcels of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a property in the region a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. industrial waste material. No one wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include complex organic chemicals. Potential health issues for example abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Brockley will find structural issues linked to the site. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Lewisham Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .