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Home Buyers Survey in South Acton

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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 South Acton

    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 South Acton

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

    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 South Acton

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in South Acton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the South Acton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the South Acton property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant South Acton Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the building I am intending to buy, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, will a surveyor advise on the electrical system condition?

When performing a Home Survey in South Acton the home surveyor will comment on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a dangerous state. A professional surveyor is expected to concerns such as the location of the fuse board . Inspecting any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will be part of the survey in South Acton. .

Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE recommend that a periodic test is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will damp weather have on our new South Acton house? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that this issue is rarely considered properly by buyers. One indication that drainage are worth a closer look is "gushing" gutters, and may lead to rising damp. Whether buying in South Acton or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Window frame

For the South Acton HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects for 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. An inoperable sash window would be reported here, for example.

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage.