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Home Buyers Survey in Strood

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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 Strood

    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 Strood

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

    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 Strood

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Strood and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Strood property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Strood property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Strood Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there may be indications of an asbestos Fuse box concealed in the flat. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. paper lining.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in painted over ceilings. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to displace asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos during a Strood building survey. Surveyors will mention suspected asbestos during the Strood survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be looking for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Strood which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually just a form of solid render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. The finish is highly appealing and was found on Victorian and Regency homes. it can be problematic and Strood Home Buyers Suveys frequently discover defects such as horizontal cracking that follows the underlying mortar joints. Other potential problems may be when dampness below flashings that results in detachment. Re-applying Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property create more problems for residents? Which potential issues should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

If, in the course of carrying out maintenance, you need further advice, consider a stonemason or other knowledgeable contractor in the area, including BMG Stones, Court Farm, Pilgrims Rd, Upper Halling, Rochester, ME2 1HR (Phone: 01634 247558).