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Home Buyers Survey in Pinner Green

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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 Pinner Green

    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 Pinner Green

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

    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 Pinner Green

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Pinner Green and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Pinner Green property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a thorough analysis of the Pinner Green property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Pinner Green Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a flat close to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms including domestic waste material disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health concerns for example birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Pinner Green will note structural problems connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and Hillingdon Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in newer buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. The builder will likely return to a new building after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, impacting the property's structure in clay soil as water is removed from the soil by plants. Inside the house, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a Pinner Green house with Slate walls. Are there any major problems that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Purchasers in Pinner Green should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Problems which impact stone-built properties in Pinner Green can vary greatly, with issues like penetrating damp being quote common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we carry out the full structural survey if purchasing a defective regency property in Pinner Green as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Now often described as a Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is no longer available as it has been given a new title by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. This is now the right home survey when buying an altered home such as a dilapidated house in Pinner Green. The report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) summarises far-reaching information concerning the buildings construction as well as any maintenance needs, following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Pinner Green property built in the mid 30s, but it has clay foundations. Can my Pinner Green HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Signs like sticking window frames or cracked plaster can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Pinner Green surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.