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Home Buyers Survey in South Hackney

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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 Hackney

    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 Hackney

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in South Hackney and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the South Hackney property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations on the South Hackney property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the South Hackney property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant South Hackney Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor inspect the safety of the gas flues?

The local surveyor will visually check any accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) at the home, as well as gas associated appliances, for instance ventilation of flue (if blocked). A South Hackney qualified RICS surveyor won't remove any fittings and he or she won't conduct any tests of any kind on the gas system. Gas is potentially deadly, if you have any concerns about gas or if you suspect a gas issue, call a gas safe engineer.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate landlords are legally required to commission appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent suggested subsidence may be a concern. What subsidence information does the South Hackney HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in new homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. Many homes are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate. Many properties develop superficial cracks in a window, as a result of temperature or humidity variation. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. 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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. 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 recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I would need to look out for when intending to buy a building in South Hackney inside a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local councils. Your surveyor need to possess sufficient knowledge of local factors and any relation they have on the property. Prices will likely be significantly higher as a result of them retaining their original character. However a large number have fallen into a state e.g. the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

RICS surveyors will advise if the property looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are raised by your legal representation. Unconsented changes that do not have Local Authority approval may also be reported but these are really more a investigated by your legal adviser.