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Home Buyers Survey in Ruislip Common

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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 Ruislip Common

    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 Ruislip Common

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

    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 Ruislip Common

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Ruislip Common and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Ruislip Common property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Ruislip Common property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Ruislip Common Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

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Will a qualified RICS surveyor give details on the state of the gas supply?

Your local surveyor will locate and visually look at any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as gas (and oil heaters) as part of the survey, as well as gas connected fixtures e.g. balanced flues. Should there be any external fittings they however, won't be dislodged. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish Diagonal bond maintenance advice - can a property surveyor in Ruislip Common assist? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-constructed flats in Ruislip Common demonstrate several benefits over buildings using regular cut stone, but they can also show signs of distinct issues, ranging from spalling to frost damaged pointing. The surveyor should report on these. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. Spice M A should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07973 905910 or 16 Downs View, Ninfield, Battle, TN33 9LF.

One example is rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the early 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be an issue? Will a Property Survey look into this?

Factors from fungal decay to flooding can cause significant expense for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a number of issues. In Ruislip Common's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Small areas of wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.