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Home Buyers Survey in Hale End

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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 Hale End

    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 Hale End

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

    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 Hale End

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Hale End and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Hale End property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Hale End property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Hale End Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Hale End. Is there any brick guidelines for upkeep we should be aware of??

Brick-built Hale End property demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also be subject to diverse problems, from efflorescence to badly applied render. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report, with repair advice also supplied.

A defect often found is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. L D F Brickwork at 1 Pevensey Cl, Aylesbury, HP21 9UB on 01296 330267.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern, to the rare, such herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern.

If the Hale End surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I would need to check on when intending to buy a home in Hale End inside a conservation area?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils. Your surveyor need to have relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and any connection they have with the home. Property Prices will probably be more than prices outside the area which is down to the areas being preserved. However many conservation areas are falling into poor condition for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors are trained to inform you whether the location looks to be is so classified and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are raised by your solicitor. Unsympathetic extensions to the property will also be reported, however these should be concern for your legal representative. Verbatim Property Lawyers are based in, Waltham Forest, London, IG8 0XE will be able to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 020 8506 0040

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Hale End subsidence is worth checking. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Hale End home survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new building after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there could be brown asbestos Artex affecting the home. Is this a major concern and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials including lagging. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in insulation.

All forms are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and expert advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Your Hale End surveyor should mention potential asbestos during the survey and should inform you of the options.