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Home Buyers Survey in Catton

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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 Catton

    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 Catton

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Catton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Catton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Catton property's condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Catton Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may rain have on a property in Catton? Could it affect the property value?

Both in Catton, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact wet weather can have on Catton property is ignored. Signs that rainwater goods are damaged include a waterlogged garden, and may lead to staining of wallpaper and damp. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home and the seller's agent has suggested that it has been built with stone. Which defects should we consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including efflorescence. Defects affecting stone-built Catton homes can vary, efflorescence being relatively common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.