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Home Buyers Survey in Rawcliffe

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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 Rawcliffe

    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 Rawcliffe

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

    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 Rawcliffe

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Rawcliffe and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Rawcliffe property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Rawcliffe property's condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Rawcliffe House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Rawcliffe house we're buying, but we are not certain. Will a property surveyor look into this?

Scare stories about property infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as vermin as minor annoyances. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, for example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for pest problems may include destruction of tainted materials.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1970-built house in Rawcliffe and spotted that there is a 17mm crack above the windows in the kitchen. What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey investigate?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks appear in the Summer which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials soak up moisture.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

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. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Gas flame

Does a Rawcliffe surveyor advise on the safety of the gas supply?

Your will locate and visually look at the easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) as part of the Rawcliffe survey, as well as gas affiliated fittings like the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. However, the Rawcliffe local surveyor won't remove external fittings and will not do any tests on the appliances or system. Gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Rawcliffe and are looking for a home built from rat-trap bond walls. What advice would the surveyor give? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-walled Rawcliffe residences can be subject to several common problems, such as lack of a damp proof course. For example, patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface and may require immediate attention. KD (UK) Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 25 Chippenham Av, Wembley, HA9 6NH or 020 8903 1165.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include alternating courses of brick and stone, e.g. flint.