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Home Buyers Survey in Sandiacre

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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 Sandiacre

    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 Sandiacre

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

    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 Sandiacre

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sandiacre and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Sandiacre property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Sandiacre property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Sandiacre Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would be advised to check out if planning to buy a home in Sandiacre in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local council. Your surveyor must possess relevant knowledge of local considerations and any effect may have on the home. Property Prices are generally significantly higher as a result of the areas resisting change. However many areas have fallen into a state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors are expected report if the property might be so designated and Section I of the Sandiacre Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unconsented modifications to the property may be advised, however these should be investigated by the lawyer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Sandiacre builder has suggested subsidence may be worth checking. What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey look into?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In addition, some homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, due to the fact that the usual signs could quite easily be as the result of several factors. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. 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.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits for getting a full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a dilapidated townhouse?

Albeit often called Structural Surveys by some they have actually been superseded by Building Surveys Plump for the Building Survey for the house described. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if investigating a 60 year old or less Sandiacre home assembled from typical construction materials.

Be aware that certain caveats exist with any survey - a surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the structure of the property for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.