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Home Buyers Survey in Poringland

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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 Poringland

    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 Poringland

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

    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 Poringland

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Poringland and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Poringland property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Poringland property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Poringland Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Poringland house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Will the Poringland Property Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Poringland home, with groundwater level variations and soil movement being relatively common. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as cracks along the garage wall. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I pay a bit more for a full structural survey on a flat ?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed as a Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a mid century or later unmodified Poringland flat of normal construction materials and methods i.e. brick walls and tiled roof. The Building Survey is the most advisable selection in relation to the flat described. Two to three days after a thorough survey of the accessible areas of the flat, a formal report is posted to the buyer providing thorough and relevant information on the condition of the building.

There are certain limitations with a property survey because your surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the of the Poringland flat, an example being the removing roof space contents. Also flat conversions involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. - so the surveyor will only advise on the actual flat, though he may exist other tenant shared areas such as commonly accessible roof spaces. For a table containing a breakdown of what each survey type includes visit Survey comparison table.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Poringland property but are worried about pests. What should we do?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. 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, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include use of poison. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.