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Home Buyers Survey in Didcot

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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 Didcot

    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 Didcot

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

    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 Didcot

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Didcot and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Didcot property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Didcot property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Didcot Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I need to consider if intending to buy a home in Didcot near a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Didcot must possess local knowledge of local factors and any effect they have with the home and its value. Values will likely be higher due to them retaining their original character.

RICS surveyors are trained to inform you whether the property is/might be within a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Didcot Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by your conveyancer. Out of keeping extensions to the building will also be advised but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered semi detached home in Didcot.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco is applied to underlying brick that dries to an even finish. It is very appealing and is often found on Victorian houses. It may have lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Didcot surveyors sometimes report defects which can include trapped moisture leading to damp problems which need attention. Other issues may be when the render is taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Resolving problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a home next to Chilton Railway Cutting and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill take many forms including inert rubbish. A huge number of sites affect 100, 000's people in England and Wales including Didcot. Risks might include complex organic chemicals .

Surveyors in Didcot will note structural problems connected with the site. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the British Geological data sets as well as South Oxfordshire Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a structure in Didcot. What aspects of the roofing will be checked?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors in Didcot. Many residential properties can be blighted by difficulties with the roof, for example, missing tiles. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ceiling joists to slates, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local roofing specialist for the job itself. Contact Skyline Roofing Specialists of 29 Crown La, Benson, Wallingford, OX10 6LP on 01491 834828 for an estimate.