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Home Buyers Survey in Charterhouse

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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 Charterhouse

    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 Charterhouse

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

    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 Charterhouse

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Charterhouse and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Charterhouse property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Charterhouse property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Charterhouse Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will the Charterhouse Home Buyers Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Charterhouse can have unwanted consequences. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Charterhouse property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Charterhouse surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does wet conditions have on our new Charterhouse home?

Both in Charterhouse, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately wet conditions and the effect it can have on your property are not given the attention it deserves. For example, rotten wooden gutters will likely suggest that the downspouts are a cause for concern. In most cases, drainage problems are usually easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we should consider when intending to buy a flat in Charterhouse in conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have local knowledge of local area issues and the bearing they have with the building and its value. Values will likely be higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to conservation areas being preserved.

Property surveyors will inform you if the house might be classified as such and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unsympathetic extensions to the building may be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer. Duane Morris are based in 10 Chiswell Street, Islington, London, EC1Y 4UQ might be able to advise further. Tel: 020 7786 2100