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Home Buyers Survey in Bromley By Bow

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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 Bromley By Bow

    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 Bromley By Bow

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bromley By Bow) 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 Bromley By Bow

    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 Bromley By Bow

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bromley By Bow and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bromley By Bow property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Bromley By Bow property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Bromley By Bow Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I spend a bit more on the full structural survey when investing in a modified thirties house near Bromley By Bow as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often (incorrectly) referred to as a Structural Survey, this survey is no longer offered as it has been replaced by RICS and the right name is actually now the Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if investigating a mid 20th century of later Bromley By Bow house of conventional construction materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof. We would suggest that you select the Building Survey in relation to the house you are considering.

You should be aware of several limitations exist with a Building Survey as your local Bromley By Bow surveyor cannot (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the structure of the building nor can they assess serviceability of a boiler.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will a Bromley By Bow House Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. Signs like sticking window frames or separation of the skirting board from the floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Window frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact can a Condition rating 2 have on windows?

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Water leaks around window or door frames is an example.