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Home Buyers Survey in Kidsgrove

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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 Kidsgrove

    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 Kidsgrove

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

    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 Kidsgrove

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Kidsgrove and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kidsgrove property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Kidsgrove property's state of repair and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Kidsgrove Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is asbestos in some walls at the home. Which types of asbestos are a concern?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials such as shed roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in soil vent pipes. Technically all forms are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to remove it and expert advice must be taken immediately. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Kidsgrove surveyor should mention possible asbestos during the survey and will offer advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should high levels of rainfall have on our new Kidsgrove home? Can damaged gutters decrease our property's value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on properties is not considered. As an example, spalling on walls around drainage strongly suggest that the rainwater goods are blocked. Whether buying in Kidsgrove or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

House Prices

Is £145, 970 a good price to be buying a property in ST7 for and what will the Kidsgrove local surveyor evaluate when carrying out a Home Survey ?

A myriad of factors exist which could have a bearing on the price of property including its proximity to transport or whether the home is landlocked. You can try to look at the prices of house achieved in Kidsgrove at the same time for similar properties.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £130, 470, which is £15, 500 less than the price you are intending to pay. Brynwood House, Woodhall Road, Kidsgrove, Stoke-On-Trent, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST7 4QY a detached house sold for £202, 500 .

The most accurate way to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service. Your chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

The qualified surveyor should visit the home in addition to considering the long list of items that have a bearing on property values.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems we need to verify when buying a flat in Kidsgrove in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Kidsgrove must have local knowledge of local issues and the effect may have with the building. The value of homes will be more than prices outside the area because of them being unspoilt. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in disrepair e.g. the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

Property surveyors are expected advise you if the house is or might be is so classified and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are conducted during the legal process. Unauthorised extensions that do not have Local Authority approval will also be reported in the Kidsgrove survey, however these should be concern for your legal adviser. Walters & Plaskitt are based in Bews Corner, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST6 4AW will be prepared to advise further. Tel: 01782 819611