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Home Buyers Survey in Chard

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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 Chard

    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 Chard

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

    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 Chard

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Chard and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Chard property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Chard property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Chard Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be a source of difficulty? I am buying a property in Chard. What should we expect a Chard HomeBuyer Report to include?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home, with soil compaction or compression and soil swelling being relatively common. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly, such as cracks along the bathroom floor. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Isolated patches of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there might be an asbestos tank in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including acoustic ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in patching compounds.

All forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If found, care should be taken not to displace it. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your Chard surveyor should report on possible asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.