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Home Buyers Survey in Golders Green

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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 Golders Green

    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 Golders Green

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

    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 Golders Green

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Golders Green and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Golders Green property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Golders Green property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Golders Green Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will the Golders Green Home Buyers Survey consider this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Golders Green house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like checking that the downpipe drains correctly. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Golders Green Golders Green surveyor inquire into any water damage?

Flooding in Golders Green can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and owning a Golders Green property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property, such as via seepage through walls. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. Also included on Environment Agency's flood alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Fortunately, no recent Golders Green flood warnings have been announced (source: Environment Agency).

*Data accurate 04/01/13