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Home Buyers Survey in Thorpe Hesley

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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 Thorpe Hesley

    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 Thorpe Hesley

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

    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 Thorpe Hesley

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Thorpe Hesley and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Thorpe Hesley property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the Thorpe Hesley property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Thorpe Hesley property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Thorpe Hesley Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should I commission a full structural survey prior to acquiring a un-loved forties live-work flat in Thorpe Hesley?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as the Building Survey. Go for the Building Survey for the flat referred to. A HomeBuyer Report is enough if buying a post 1950s unmodified home made out of conventional construction materials and methods. There are a number limitations come with any survey as a qualified RICS surveyor is not authorised open up the fabric of the building nor can he/she look into the internal condition of chimneys. Additionally flat conversions make it harder to survey the building and the surveyor is only authorised go over the flat itself, though the surveyor may give details of other tenant shared parts like such as security systems.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Thorpe Hesley house with a loft conversion. Which issues relating to the roof of the house will be investigated?

This often causes anxiety for property purchasers. Houses across Thorpe Hesley can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer dry rot, among a range of other roofing issues. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from tie beams to clay tiles, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal. Contact Advanced Plastic Roofing of 13 Habershon Rd, Rotherham, S61 3DS on 01709 561022 to request a quote.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a 16th Century farmstead in Thorpe Hesley. Will the property's age be a problem?

For traditionally-built Thorpe Hesley property, age can create issues for homeowners. Thorpe Hesley structures featuring traditional methods can be expensive to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find .

Construction materials, such as original bricks, , which could make the final cost hard to predict.

Stone block wall damage

Will a Thorpe Hesley property with stone walls generate high upkeep costs? Are there specific defects to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Lees Endcliffe Sandstone to Hopton Wood Limestone. 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. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may also require attention. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Asbestos roof tiles

A local builder informed me there is a risk of asbestos insulation being found in the home. What is asbestos, is there a danger, can it be easily dealt with and Should we pull out?

Asbestos is a dangerous material. Some types are found in the building materials e.g. wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in toilet cistern. Technically all forms (including white) are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure.

If found, care should be taken on no account to move the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken ASAP. You should never endeavour to disturb it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos during the survey. Your surveyor will note potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.