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Home Buyers Survey in Castle Cary

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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 Castle Cary

    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 Castle Cary

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

    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 Castle Cary

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Castle Cary and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Castle Cary property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Castle Cary property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Castle Cary Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will your Castle Cary Surveyor examine on a stipple rendered (stucco) detached house in Castle Cary that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact just a form of render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is found on Regency homes for example. Stucco is often problematic and Castle Cary Homebuyer Reports sometimes focus on issues for example trapped moisture culminating in problems with damp. Other potential problems may include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from underlying brickwork. Remedying problems may be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. Why would there be asbestos and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials including patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding properties, it may be found in vinyl flooring. Technically all forms are potentially fatal and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP. You should never attempt to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. However they will report on possible asbestos risks and will recommend relevant tests.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we would be advised to be conscious of when intending to buy a converted house in Castle Cary in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority. Castle Cary surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of relevant local area issues and the relation they have with the building and its value. Values is typically more than prices outside the area due to them retaining original features. However a growing number have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors can be expected to report whether the building looks to be so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Castle Cary Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are raised during the conveyancing process. Unconsented modifications that do not have Local Authority approval should be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by the lawyer. Rutter & Rutter are a local firm situated at St. Audreys, South Somerset, Somerset, BA9 9DR will be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 01963 32224