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Home Buyers Survey in Cowley

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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 Cowley

    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 Cowley

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

    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 Cowley

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Cowley and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Cowley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the Cowley property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Cowley Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Cowley could be an issue. What subsidence information does the Cowley Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and may become unstable and start to slip downhill. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered home in Cowley.

Stucco is just smooth type of render. Usually it is layered over brick that sets to an even finish. The finish is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Georgian homes. it can be problematic and Cowley Building Surveys can show defects such as damp trapped behind paint which cannot escape leading to worsening damp issues. Other potential problems can possibly result be when water under sills that results in detachment. Resolving problems can be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.