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Home Buyers Survey in Swadlincote

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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 Swadlincote

    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 Swadlincote

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Swadlincote and which is cheaper?

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

If the Swadlincote property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Swadlincote property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Swadlincote Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we should on guard for when intending to buy a house in Swadlincote in conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local authority. Your surveyor need to possess knowledge of relevant local area factors and the relation they have with the building and its value. Values is generally inflated which is down to them resisting change.

Surveyors can be expected to advise whether the building is possibly in a conservation area and Section I of the Swadlincote Homebuyer Report will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unapproved developments to the property will also be commented on but these are really more a concern for your lawyer. Timms are based in 23 West Street, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE11 9DG might be prepared to advise. Tel: 01283 214231

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a property we expect to lease, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; does Homebuyer Report in Swadlincote report on the electrics?

When conducting a Swadlincote Home Buyers Survey the surveyor should add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a poor condition.

This should include a visual look-over of the superficial areas of the wiring in addition to potential areas for concern such as checking the category of any electrical fittings in shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. .

Examining the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will form part of the survey in Swadlincote.

The IEE advise a periodic test need be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting). For expert nearby advice from a qualified electrician speak to D L Electrical , 5 Dove Cl, Woodville, Swadlincote, DE11 7QR .

English Heritage

I am planning to buy a home near Moira Blast Furnace , will this affect the property's value?

Moira Blast Furnace is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance will usually increase the desirability of an area. A RICS valuer will consider many local criteria when carrying out the homebuyer report in Swadlincote. Refer to the English Heritage site for more information on Moira Blast Furnace.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Swadlincote house built in the late 70s, but it has clay foundations. Will the Swadlincote Home Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Swadlincote buyers. In Swadlincote's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. For example, cracked plaster may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Swadlincote, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. 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.

Deteriorated timber

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are common Condition Rating 1 defects for joinery and finishes?

Elements of the Swadlincote house or flat which the surveyor has determined to be in a good state of repair are awarded a condition rating of 1. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary.

In Swadlincote, examples include a rusted lath or trim. This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Fascias, soffits and eaves are reported on.