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Home Buyers Survey in Chester le Street

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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 Chester le Street

    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 Chester le Street

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chester le Street) 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 Chester le Street

    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 Chester le Street

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chester le Street and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

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

If the Chester le Street property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Chester le Street property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Chester le Street Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Chester le Street, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Chester le Street buyers. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. For example, cracked plaster may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Chester le Street, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Chester le Street and are looking for a 20s house with stretcher bond walls. What advice would a Chester le Street surveyor give? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-built Chester le Street conversions demonstrate several benefits in comparison to other forms of building. Unfortunately, they also suffer from various issues and defects. A defect requiring immediate attention is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. A Class may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 07508 754058 or 3/Crowhurst House/Aytoun Rd, London, SW9 0UD.

Chester le Street home purchasers may need to consider that number of popular courses and methods have been used for centuries. One example is stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Chester le Street? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

Both in Chester le Street, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately heavy rain and the effect it can have on your home are rarely considered properly by purchasers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in on a sunny day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Poor drainage can lead to hazardous mould.

Luckily, drainage problems are usually easy to repair fairly cheaply.However, the damage caused, where not cleared out regularly, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. What is asbestos, what are the risks and can it be treated?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as soil vent pipes.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods. Most asbestos was imported from the US. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a solitary fibre is not fatal.

If found, care should be taken on no account to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately. Getting rid of asbestos can be dear and must always be completed by trained experts. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Chester le Street building survey. Surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and should inform you of the options.

For help on asbestos, Trident Surveying Ltd, Birtley, Ouston, Chester Le Street, DH3 should be able to help - Contact: 0845 894 5205