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Home Buyers Survey in Hope Valley

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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 Hope Valley

    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 Hope Valley

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

    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 Hope Valley

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Hope Valley and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hope Valley property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Hope Valley property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Hope Valley Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Can property constructed with stone create more problems for buyers? What related issues should we be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Dukes Gritstone to Plumpton Red Lazonby Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. There are two kinds of lime-based mortar, hydraulic and non-hydraulic. It essential that the type of mortar be identified before any work be attempted. Maintenance tips include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Hope Valley HomeBuyer Report investigate possible flooding?

The lives of many residents in Hope Valley and across the UK have been affected by flooding; sensible owners and home purchasers in Hope Valley are right to consider precautions. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in Hope Valley in question is in danger. Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including air bricks. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A neighbour warned us about vermin affecting properties nearby. How do we investigate further?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be signs of asbestos textured coatings situated in the building. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as ironing boards. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fire blankets. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break asbestos and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. You should not endeavour to remove it yourself.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However they will note the risk of asbestos during the survey and will inform you of the options.