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Home Buyers Survey in Carlton

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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 Carlton

    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 Carlton

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

    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 Carlton

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Carlton property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Carlton property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Carlton Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1961-built property in Carlton and noticed that there is a 4mm crack above the windows in the garage. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks appear in Summer that close up in the Winter when the materials contract and draw in water.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a doorway, as a result of temperature or humidity variation. In serious environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. 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. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the period property I intend to move into, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; does Carlton survey write anything on the electrics?

When preparing a Carlton Building Survey your surveyor will typically make a note on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a dangerous state of repair. Your surveyor is trained to potential areas for concern such as ascertaining the condition of fitted appliances, for example water heaters or whether there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply. Inspecting any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should be part of the survey.

Damaged Render

What will your Property Surveyor look out for on a stucco coated regency home in Carlton.

Stucco is actually just a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco is applied to brick to form a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly attractive and is common on some Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Carlton Building Surveys can show any number of problems for example, when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which becomes saturated and prone to frost damage. Other potential problems could result from the heavy loads above such as cracking under the roof joists. Remedying problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.