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Home Buyers Survey in St Albans

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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 St Albans

    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 St Albans

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

    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 St Albans

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in St Albans and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the St Albans property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a thorough analysis of the St Albans property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant St Albans Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an old converted cow-house. What should be budgeted for upkeep?

Vernacular architecture can worry purchasers. St Albans structures featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. .

Construction materials, such as original bricks, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Grade I listed property. This may result in higher ongoing expenses. Erected between 1401 and 1531, Market Place, Clock Tower in St Albans is a traditional clock tower of the time.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in St Albans which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a smooth and flat render. Commonly stucco is layered over underlying brick that sets to a smooth and even finish. Stucco is very aesthetic and was found on Georgian houses. It is similar to plaster and mortar. it can be prone to defect and St Albans Homebuyer Reports sometimes highlight any number of problems for example, when stucco is exposed to driving rain which becomes saturated prone to damage from frost. Other issues may result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Resolving problems may be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

For a local stucco advice contact Henshaw Builders, 82, Hilldyke Rd, St. Albans, AL4 8TT Tel. 01582 833231