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Home Buyers Survey in Rush Green

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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 Rush Green

    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 Rush Green

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

    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 Rush Green

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Rush Green and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Rush Green property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you comprehensive details of the Rush Green property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rush Green House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Rush Green has been a concern. Is this a serious risk, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in newer 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 contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture accumulates below ground level. This may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

In areas of clay soil, drought can cause the water table to drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, pulling on the homes foundations and causing movement. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I opt for the full structural survey when investing in a neglected period bungalow near Rush Green instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often called a Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, this survey is no longer available and this most technical survey has been replaced by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the correct term is actually now the Building Survey. Go for a Building Survey if you are planning to buy the house referred to. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a post 1950s unmodified house built out of typical building materials. Be aware that certain caveats are integral with any survey as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the structure of the house for example, or assess the serviceability of energy sources.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. home appliances.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in cooker insulation. Technically all forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will report on potential asbestos and should advise accordingly.