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Home Buyers Survey in Copse Hill

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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 Copse Hill

    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 Copse Hill

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

    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 Copse Hill

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Copse Hill and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Copse Hill property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Copse Hill property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Copse Hill Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

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When we went to see the house we are hoping to move into it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring; will the surveyor advise on the electrical system?

When performing a Home Survey in Copse Hill the home surveyor should report on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This will include an overview inspection (without removing any fittings) of any uncovered sections of the wiring in addition to areas like checking the condition of any fitted electrical appliances, e.g. storage heaters or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise a Periodic Inspection be completed every ten years (5 if letting).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Copse Hill homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Does a Copse Hill Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with severe changes in the water table level and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. 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. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! There is a real benefit in booking a Copse Hill surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.