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Home Buyers Survey in Roade

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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 Roade

    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 Roade

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

    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 Roade

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Roade and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Roade property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Roade property's condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Roade Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor check out the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the location of the meter as part of the survey, as well as gas connected appliances like ventilation of flue (if blocked). Your Roade surveyor won't remove the external fittings and surveyors are not qualified to run any tests on the system. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What recommendations will a property surveyor in Roade make for a 40s property built from stretcher bond walls? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Roade brick-walled residences can be subject to various issues and defects. These can include frost damage or thermal movement. An especially severe issue is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Brickcraft (North East) Ltd of 98 Ullswater Av, Middlesbrough, TS5 7DL on 01642 850123.

For example, Flemish bond or Scottish bond are both used in Roade residences. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Chimney stacks

On a Roade HomeBuyer Report, what might a an red light rating mean for chimney stacks?

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents. One example issue could be loose chimney vent connectors. Section E elements are reviewed visually from ground level where appropriate.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco coated home in Roade.

Stucco is in fact a specific type of solid render. Normally stucco render is layered over underlying red brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco is highly attractive and is common on some Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Roade Homebuyer Reports sometimes reveal any number of problems e.g. lateral pattern like cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick. Other issues could be when water under DPCs that causes large areas of detachment. Remedying Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we need to look into if purchasing a property in Roade near a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local councils. Surveyors in Roade need to possess local knowledge of local area factors and any relation they have on the home. The value of homes is usually inflated owing to conservation areas retaining their original character.

RICS surveyors are trained to note whether the building looks to be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Roade Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are carried out by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic changes to the property should be commented on but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer.