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Home Buyers Survey in South Ruislip

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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 Ruislip

    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 Ruislip

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

    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 Ruislip

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in South Ruislip and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

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

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the South Ruislip property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant South Ruislip Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we need to verify if intending to buy a property in South Ruislip inside a conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are many thousands of conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by local councils. Surveyors in South Ruislip must possess local knowledge of relevant local factors and the effect they have on the building and its value. Values is typically higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of them being in their original state.

Property surveyors are expected advise you if the planned purchase looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your South Ruislip Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted during the conveyancing process. Out of keeping adjustments to the property may also be advised, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause difficulties? I am buying a home in South Ruislip. Does a HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including sub-soil shrinkage. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! There is a real benefit in booking a South Ruislip surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

Gas flame

Does a South Ruislip surveyor look at the condition or the safety of the gas appliances?

Yes. A will locate and visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the home, in addition to gas connected appliances or installations e.g. balanced flues. Fittings won't actually be detached. Of course, gas is potentially fatal, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Stone block wall damage

Will a property with stone walls cause issues? Which major issues should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including erosion of pointing joints. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in South Ruislip are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in South Ruislip should be able to supply local stone.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Sussex bond guidelines for upkeep for the home in South Ruislip we're going to buy? Does the age of the property matter?

South Ruislip residential property with brick walls can show signs of numerous defects, such as crypto-florescence. For instance, damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork and should be taken very seriously. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Benson Brickwork Ltd of 98 Foresters Dr, Wallington, SM6 9JZ on 020 8254 9144.

For home purchasers in South Ruislip seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like English garden wall bond is often a mix of Flemish and Monk bonds.