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Home Buyers Survey in Rayleigh

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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 Rayleigh

    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 Rayleigh

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

    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 Rayleigh

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Rayleigh and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Rayleigh property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Rayleigh property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Rayleigh property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Rayleigh House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I need to check out when intending to buy a building in Rayleigh in a conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Rayleigh need to possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and any effect may have on the building. House prices will be higher which is down to them being largely unspoilt

Surveyors can be expected to advise if the property is possibly in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Rayleigh Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are conducted by your conveyancer. Unconsented developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised, however these should be concern for your legal representative. Els & Cole Solicitors are based in 118 High Street, Castle Point, Essex, SS6 7BY will be happy help you with further information. Tel: 01268 747006

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller said subsidence has been an issue impacting the house. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement generally happens in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. In addition, some homes in Rayleigh are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a plasterwork, due to humidity or temperature changes. Inside the house, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.