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Home Buyers Survey in Southall Green

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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 Southall Green

    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 Southall Green

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

    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 Southall Green

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Southall Green and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Southall Green property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Southall Green property's general condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Southall Green Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we consider downspouts? Also, if there is damage, will they be inconvenient to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on your property is not given the attention it deserves by purchasers. One indication that drainage systems are blocked is water pooling below gutters. If you are concerned, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. Where this is disregarded, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor said subsidence might be a concern. What subsidence information does the Southall Green HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be rectified.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases wider as the crack migrates upward. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.