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Home Buyers Survey in Crediton

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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 Crediton

    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 Crediton

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

    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 Crediton

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Crediton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Crediton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Crediton property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Crediton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the unmodernised property I am hoping to lease, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a the surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Crediton your surveyor should usually mention the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a dangerous condition. This will include a non invasive view of the unconcealed areas of the wiring or fusebox as well as issues like verifying the type of electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Crediton.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advise that an electrical check be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Stone block wall damage

Can Darley Dale stone-built houses be problematic. Which major matters should we consider, and what will the survey reveal?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delamination. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify repointing mortar with a suitable material. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Blackhill Quarry, Woodbury, Exmouth, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1HE for details. Call 01395 232214 for more information.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to check drainage, and does our house surveyor mention it? Where there is a problem, what should we do?

I find it odd that the impact wet conditions can have on homes is usually overlooked. One indication that rainwater goods are blocked is flaking or efflorescence on external walls. This can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix if dealt with quickly. Where this is poorly maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been told that clay soil can be an issue for buildings in Crediton. Will your Crediton Property Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home, with subsidence being a common example. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the kitchen to sticking window frames. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property.