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Home Buyers Survey in St Columb

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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 Columb

    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 Columb

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

    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 Columb

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in St Columb and which is cheaper?

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

If the St Columb property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the St Columb property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a St Columb House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A home we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can your St Columb Building Survey investigate this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable widening cracks, to complete structural failure. A St Columb surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

House Prices

There is a detached property in TR9 in St Columb on for £200, 850. What different issues will your St Columb surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in St Columb on a property valuation report ?

There is a near endless list of things that can affect house prices such as the likelihood of getting planning permission to extend or the number of bedrooms in the property. It often helps to consider house values achieved in the area for similar houses.

The average house price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £184, 150, which is £16, 700 less than the asking price. Trevean, 9, Higher East Street, St Columb, Restormel, Cornwall, TR9 6RJ a detached house sold for £107, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as standard. A RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the thirties house I am intending to acquire, it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When conducting a St Columb Building Survey your surveyor should add detail on the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a less than satisfactory state. A Home surveyor is required to things like examining the condition of the fixed electrical appliances, for example water heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise an electrical check need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a building close to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including inert rubbish. Nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include heavy metals .

Surveyors in St Columb will notice structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and Cornwall Local Authority and advise you .

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor look for on a stucco home in St Columb.

Stucco is a specific type of render. Normally it is layered over underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. It is very aesthetic and is found on Victorian and Georgian properties. Specialists say that it is very like plaster. It may contain lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and St Columb Building Surveys can detail issues e.g. when it is faced with constant driving rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-coating Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.