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Home Buyers Survey in The Ridgeway

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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 The Ridgeway

    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 The Ridgeway

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

    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 The Ridgeway

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in The Ridgeway and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the The Ridgeway property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the The Ridgeway property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a The Ridgeway House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered Victorian house in The Ridgeway that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is a form of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco render is highly grand in appearance and was often found on Victorian properties. it can be prone to defect and The Ridgeway Home Buyers Suveys can highlight defects e.g. damp trapped beneath paint coatings

Another example of problems may be when water below DPCs which results in the render detaching. Resolving problems with stucco can be expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

Will a property in The Ridgeway with stone walls create more problems? Which major defects should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Purchasers in The Ridgeway should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in The Ridgeway, and think we saw signs of pests in the closet. Do we need a residential surveyor?

The Ridgeway houses will often be free of major infestations. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. This concern should be taken seriously. An affected house may not always be easy to identify.

For example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for pests may include use of poison and destruction of tainted materials. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.