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Home Buyers Survey in Rochford

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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 Rochford

    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 Rochford

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

    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 Rochford

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Rochford and which is cheaper?

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

If the Rochford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Rochford property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Rochford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Rochford property and am concerned that the clay soil foundations have suffered some subsidence. Does the Home Survey cover this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. For example, cracked plaster may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Damage resulting from flooding

We understand this home is located in a low lying area. Is there a major flood risk? Would our house surveyor check for flooding damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: Channel 4 News), and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. The property survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. the use of lime-based plaster on walls. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.