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Home Buyers Survey in Chinatown

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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 Chinatown

    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 Chinatown

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

    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 Chinatown

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Chinatown and which is cheaper?

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

If the Chinatown property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Chinatown property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Chinatown Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Chinatown, what advice would a Chinatown property surveyor give for homes built from Dutch bond brick? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Chinatown property with brick walls can indicate diverse problems, from frost damage to cracks. Your surveyor will mention these, with advice on the consequences were they to go untreated. A serious concern is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Contact Swift Brickwork Contractors Ltd for a repairs estimate at 01772 706350 or 3 Cable Court/Pittman Way, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9YW.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider alternating courses of brick and stone, e.g. flint. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we buy the full structural survey when looking into a un-loved Victorian property near Chinatown as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Now often referred to as the Full Structural Survey, this survey is no longer available has actually been given a new name by RICS and the correct name is actually now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if investigating a mid 20th century of later unmodified Chinatown house of conventional construction materials and methods i.e. brick/tile. A Building Survey would be the most suitable one to go for the house mentioned. You should be aware of a number limitations are integral with a property survey as RICS chartered surveyor is not able to open up the structure of the building for example, or comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems. Out buildings will, in addition, be assessed during the survey.

Damaged Render

What problems will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency house in Chinatown.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually a kind of smooth solid render. Typically it is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The coating is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Chinatown Home Buyers Suveys frequently show potentially expensive to remedy problems such as water trapped beneath paint

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when moisture below DPCs which causes large areas of detachment. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming rarer.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor check the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

Your local surveyor will locate and visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas (and oil heaters) for instance, as well as gas connected fixtures for example - fireplaces. The external fittings or housings won't however be dislodged. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.