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Home Buyers Survey in Burnage

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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 Burnage

    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 Burnage

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

    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 Burnage

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Burnage and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Burnage property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations on the Burnage property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Burnage property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Burnage Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I would need to check on if buying a flat in Burnage in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local authorities. Surveyors in Burnage are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation may have with the home. Property values will be enhanced due to the areas being largely unspoilt However a large number have fallen into shoddy condition for example - ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors will inform you if the property looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of your Burnage Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by your solicitor. Out of keeping developments to the property may be commented on, however these should be concern for the solicitor. Hargreaves Gilman are based in 512 Kingsway, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M19 1WW will be able to help. Tel: 0161 443 1711

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Burnage. What advice would the building surveyor give in their report?

Burnage homes that are otherwise ideal can often hide difficulties with the roof, for example, torn or punctured damp-proofing. From decking to parapet walls, every part of the roof will be taken into account. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Burnage, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the property surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

The expense of a complete replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing specialist in Burnage a quote for any suggested work. Call Cheshire Roof Repairs of 22 Luton Rd, Stockport, SK5 6AG on 0161-285 7764 for a quote.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed a gap below the skirting board in the cellar, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor look into?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damaged Render

What defects will my Chartered Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) house in Burnage.

Stucco is in fact a kind of render. Usually stucco is applied to brick hardens to a very smooth surface. The coating is very appealing and is common on some Victorian and Regency buildings. It is similar to plaster. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Burnage Building Surveys frequently discover defects such as trapped water leading to damp problems. Other potential problems could be when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.