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Home Buyers Survey in Shillington

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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 Shillington

    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 Shillington

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

    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 Shillington

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Shillington and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Shillington property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Shillington property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Shillington Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding permanent outbuildings)

A Homebuyer Report in Shillington will include a valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost". When calculating the correct valuation the valuer will pair area knowledge and other factors about the property for instance: square metres The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions such as there are no hazardous materials.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there are no compromising legal issues such as no troublesome covenants. These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Further Shillington conjectures like the property being insurable, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like Shillington planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Stone block wall damage

Can properties constructed with stone cause problems for buyers? Which major defects should we consider?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of buildings. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Repair advice often includes clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Shillington subsidence could be a problem. What subsidence issues will the property survey examine?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be resolved quite easily. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water accumulates in soil. This causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that flat ground and may become unstable and slip down the incline. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What directions can a Shillington surveyor offer for a house built with brick chimney?

Brick-walled houses in Shillington can suffer from numerous defects. For example, sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat and may require immediate attention.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Samphurst Brickwork at 58 Leighlands Rd, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, CM3 5XS on 01245 329724.

A number of popular courses and methods of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. For example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall.