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Home Buyers Survey in Southwick

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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 Southwick

    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 Southwick

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

    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 Southwick

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Southwick and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Southwick property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications on the Southwick property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Southwick property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Southwick Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor take into account on a stucco regency home in Southwick.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is in fact just a specific type of render. Typically it is layered over brick that dries to a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco render is highly attractive and is found on Victorian and Georgian houses. It is almost exactly the same as plaster to work with. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Southwick Building Surveys sometimes reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped water culminating in the surface breaking.

Another example of problems may include when the application has been taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-coating problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Southwick and are looking for homes built from brick. What suggestions can a Southwick surveyor make? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick Southwick residential property will experience several common problems. This could be anything from cracks to erosion. For instance, brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level and should be taken very seriously. DMS Building Services (Wxm) Ltd at 36 Osborne St, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, LL14 2HU should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01978 842392.

A range of courses arrangements and colours of brick building have been used for centuries. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume. Consider renegotiating the price of the Southwick property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Deteriorated timber

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Southwick house what effect will a Condition rating 2 have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

An example of this is loose or missing tiles. This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be covered. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the unmodernised property we are meaning to move into it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses, does a Homebuyer Report in Southwick go into detail on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Southwick Home Survey the RICS surveyor should usually comment on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. A Chartered surveyor is expected to possible problems relating to things like verifying the condition of any visible wiring. .

Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey in Southwick.