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Home Buyers Survey in Thornton Heath

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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 Thornton Heath

    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 Thornton Heath

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

    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

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Thornton Heath and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Thornton Heath property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Thornton Heath property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Thornton Heath House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a Thornton Heath surveyor look at the safety of the gas supply?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually check out any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like gas heaters as part of the Thornton Heath survey, in addition to gas connected fixtures such as the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. The external fittings will not however be detached. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal and if there are any worries about gas fittings or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Surrey based local firms include MSM Heating of Sopa Lodge, 73 Kensington Avenue, Thornton Heath, Surrey Tel. 07956 268522 and GEN Plumbing Heating & Gas of 16, Norbury Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey Tel. 07830 265688.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about bugs in the property we plan to buy. Will a surveyor look into this?

Properties in Thornton Heath are not usually impacted by serious cases of pest problems, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange. Speak to an expert, e.g. Pest Control Solution & Bedbugs Treatment, PO Box 2742, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 9AL on 0800 619 0055, for more detail.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a home in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. non-hazardous waste material disposal. Of course nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Risks might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health concerns such as spina bifida have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Thornton Heath will consider structural problems connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Merton Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Traditionally built property

We are buying a converted cow-house in Thornton Heath. Will the building's age be a problem?

Older construction methods and materials can often be problematic, and Thornton Heath structures built with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. If you plan to make alterations to a period house, discuss options with the chartered surveyor for more detail.