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Home Buyers Survey in Cockermouth

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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 Cockermouth

    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 Cockermouth

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

    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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Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Cockermouth and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cockermouth property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Cockermouth property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Cockermouth Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Cockermouth home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what will it include?

Cockermouth Homebuyer Reports a property valuation and a cost of reinstatement as an integral part of the report. To work out an accurate value estimate your surveyor will pair awareness of the Cockermouth property market as well as other factors about the property for instance: number of bedrooms The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and will use key assumptions like there being no significant defects.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal issues e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g share of freehold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer during the legal process.

Further Cockermouth conjectures, such as stairway access to a flat or the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like nearby railway tracks, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a property in Cockermouth and saw evidence of there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but kitchen floor dips noticeably, could this be evidence of subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Cockermouth and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there may be a risk of brown asbestos ceiling boards situated in the flat. What is asbestos and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. Some types may be in building materials e.g. wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern. It is mainly found in Canada. Technically all forms are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a one fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to remove asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of it can be costly must always be completed by professionals. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Cockermouth home survey. Your Cockermouth surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.