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Home Buyers Survey in South Cave

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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 South Cave

    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 Cave

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

    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 Cave

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in South Cave and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the South Cave property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension on the South Cave property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the South Cave property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a South Cave Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor give details on the safety of the gas flues?

Your chartered surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) for example, as well as gas affiliated fixtures, for instance fireplaces. The South Cave RICS surveyor won't actually remove gas fittings nor will they do any tests whatsoever on the functionality of the gas system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it can be hazardous, should there be any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in South Cave? Are repairs going to be expensive?

I find it odd that the impact heavy rainfall can have on houses in South Cave is not given more thought by property buyers. If you have only seen the home in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that drainage are worth a closer look include spalling masonry. This could then result in water damage.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If not cared for, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in South Cave which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact dense render. Usually stucco is applied to brick hardens to an even finish. Stucco render is highly appealing and is found on Georgian houses for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and South Cave Homebuyer Reports frequently focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems such as horizontal hairline cracking revealing the lines of mortar in the brickwork

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-coating problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in South Cave. What directions can a South Cave property surveyor offer?

Brick-walled houses in South Cave can experience a number of issues, ranging from defective mortar to weathering. A defect requiring immediate attention is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. KD (UK) Ltd may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 020 8903 1165 or 25 Chippenham Av, Wembley, HA9 6NH.

A number of popular courses and methods of brick building are used in properties built throughout the ages. For example, Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when purchasing a maisonette close to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: industrial refuse disposal. No one really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health issues for example birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

South Cave RICS surveyors will consider any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out conveyancing searches of the Landmark database in addition to East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .