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Home Buyers Survey in Surbiton Hill

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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 Surbiton Hill

    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 Surbiton Hill

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Surbiton Hill

    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 Surbiton Hill

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Surbiton Hill and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Surbiton Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Surbiton Hill property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Surbiton Hill Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Surbiton Hill home needs work. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-constructed homes do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also experience considerable issues, ranging from spalling to erosion. A defect requiring immediate attention is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Causeway Developments may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01543 375347 or 24 Lichfield Road, Walsall Wood, Walsall, WS9 9NN.

Buyers in Surbiton Hill should consider that a range of courses arrangements and colours have been used across the country for centuries. E.g. common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Gas flame

Will a qualified surveyor give details on the condition of the gas installations?

Your qualified surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the home, in addition to gas associated gas installations in the house for example - prefabricated flues. Your Surbiton Hill RICS surveyor won't remove any external fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests of any kind on the functionality of the gas system. Most people are aware that gas can be hazardous, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Surbiton Hill house but are worried about pests - Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Surbiton Hill houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for vermin may include traps.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Can my Surbiton Hill Home Buyers Survey consider this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with uneven soil compaction and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.