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Home Buyers Survey in Ladbroke Grove

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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 Ladbroke Grove

    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 Ladbroke Grove

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

    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 Ladbroke Grove

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Ladbroke Grove and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

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

If you intend to make any works or an extension on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Ladbroke Grove property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Ladbroke Grove Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Ladbroke Grove? Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Whether a home was built in 17012 or 20012, factors as varied as heavy rainfall or dry rot can create major repair bills for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues, with subsidence being a common example. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table, such as cracks along the drawing room wall. Steps like keeping standing water on the property in check can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has suggested subsidence may be an issue. What subsidence information does the Ladbroke Grove Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be put right without a great deal of stress.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.