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Home Buyers Survey in Shard End

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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 Shard End

    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 Shard End

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

    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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Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Shard End and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Shard End property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Shard End property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Shard End Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Shard End, what advice would a Shard End property surveyor give for a home constructed with brick? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed residences in Shard End do benefit from many advantages, but they can also suffer from distinct issues, such as frost damaged pointing. A problem regularly identified is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. R&A Brickwork Services at 123/123/St. Cuthberts Drive, Gateshead, NE10 9AD should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07508 724063.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick. Consider renegotiating the price of the Shard End property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor report on the serviceability of the gas installations?

Your will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas (and oil heaters) where relevant, as well as gas affiliated installations such as prefabricated flues. Your Shard End RICS chartered surveyor will not remove the gas fittings and will not conduct any tests on the gas system. Most people are aware that gas can be fatal, should there be any concerns about gas or if you suspect a gas issue, contact a gas safe engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about pests on the road. Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you believe thrips, or any pest, may be present, request that your property surveyor pay close attention during the survey.