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Home Buyers Survey in Thornhill

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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 Thornhill

    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 Thornhill

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

    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 Thornhill

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Thornhill and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Thornhill property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the Thornhill property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Thornhill Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor consider on a stucco Victorian home in Thornhill.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is a kind of smooth render. Normally it is layered over brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is highly attractive and was found on Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors frequently reveal any number of problems for instance when settlement of the wall results in cracking of the surface. Other potential problems might result from the burden of heavy load above such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Re-coating problems with stucco may be expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems we would need to be wary of if buying a house in Thornhill near a conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by the local council.

A Building Surveyors must possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local factors and the relation they have with the home. Property Prices will be significantly higher which is down to them retaining original features.

RICS surveyors are expected tell you if the home could be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Thornhill Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Unapproved modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may also be reported in the Thornhill survey but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any reasons for doing a full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if buying a dilapidated end of terrace cottage?

Structural Surveys are no longer available as a newer format classified as the Building Survey is now available. This is now the correct choice of home survey when buying an unconventional house - such as a neglected Thornhill house. A Building Survey provides critical information concerning the homes construction materials in conjunction with any important technical details, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Thornhill, and can a Thornhill property surveyor consider water damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m residences are at risk of floods, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in question is in danger.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property, such as via poorly installed doors.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. The home surveyor will usually recommend that the house purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.