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Home Buyers Survey in Clapton

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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 Clapton

    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 Clapton

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

    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 Clapton

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Clapton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Clapton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the Clapton property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Clapton property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Clapton Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence might be a problem. What subsidence information does the Clapton home survey include?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Clapton should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement.

Many houses develop superficial cracks in a ceiling, due to settlement, changes in temperature and humidity. Inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Damaged Render

What will the Clapton Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency home in Clapton.

Stucco is a sort of flat finish solid render. Commonly it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. The coating is very aesthetic and is found on Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Clapton surveyors sometimes detail issues for instance horizontal hairline cracking that describes the mortar lines between the brick. Other issues can possibly result be when water under sills that results in the render detaching. Resolving problems with stucco can be costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be insects at the Clapton property we're buying, but we are not certain. What advice should we get?

Houses will often be free of major infestations. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Regrettably, infestations can be very expensive to resolve and put your health in danger.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Remedies to insect infestation can include chemical treatment.