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Home Buyers Survey in Longhope

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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 Longhope

    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 Longhope

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

    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 Longhope

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Longhope and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Longhope property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Longhope property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Longhope House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External walls

In a Longhope HomeBuyer Report what are common defects Condition rating 2 impacting 'E4 - Main walls' ?

The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. The bowing or leaning of external, non-structural walls is an example of a Section E defect. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Red, amber and green ratings give house buyers indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a residence does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a flat in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms including domestic rubbish disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns include hazardous chemicals. Health problems like birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Longhope surveyors will notice structural defects linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Forest of Dean Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would need to be conscious of if planning to buy a home in Longhope in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local council. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local issues and any relation may have on the building. Prices will be significantly higher as a result of the areas being largely unspoilt However many are falling into a poor state e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors are expected report if the house is or might be so designated and Section I of your Longhope Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unconsented changes to the property will also be reported, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What warnings would you give for a 70s property built with handmade bricks? Does brick decay faster in Longhope weather?

Brick-built property feature several advantages, but they will also be subject to numerous defects, such as moisture damage. Your surveyor would usually include these. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. For more information, contact a local builder, Duffy J A of 82 Amersham Road, Little Chalfont, Amersham, HP6 6SL on 01494 762669.

For instance, sailor bond or Flemish bond may be used in the construction of property in Longhope. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there may be a risk of asbestos sealant present in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent fire retarding qualities and it may be found in vinyl flooring.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to move asbestos. Professional advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Longhope survey. However they will note suspected asbestos during the Longhope survey and should suggest experts are consulted.