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Home Buyers Survey in Buckinghamshire

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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 Buckinghamshire

    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 Buckinghamshire

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

    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 Buckinghamshire

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Buckinghamshire and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Buckinghamshire property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Buckinghamshire property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1989-built home in Buckinghamshire and found that there is a 17mm crack above the windows in the living room. What subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor examine?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Buckinghamshire homes. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Buckinghamshire surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled homes create more problems for a new owner? What problems must we watch out for?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including displacement, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Buckinghamshire are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Reach Lane Quarry, Heath And Reach, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 0AL for details. Call 01525 237204 for more information.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Buckinghamshire home built in the mid 60s, but it has clay foundations. What should we expect a Property Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Buckinghamshire home will have an impact, with shrinking of clay soil and swelling of the soil being relatively common. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like warped window frames in the bedroom or cracks along the bedroom floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Buckinghamshire, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a maisonette near to W R G Waste Services - Newton Longville A 2 near Newton Longville Landfill Site and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including non-hazardous waste. A huge number of sites affect 100, 000's people in England including Buckinghamshire. Risks might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health problems like abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Buckinghamshire will notice structural issues connected with the site. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Aylesbury Vale Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .