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Home Buyers Survey in Upper Clapton

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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 Upper Clapton

    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 Upper Clapton

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

    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 Upper Clapton

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Upper Clapton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Upper Clapton property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Upper Clapton property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Upper Clapton Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What negative impact does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Will your Upper Clapton Home Survey look into this?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with subsidence being a common example. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. 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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in the old property - Which issues relating to the loft will be investigated when the survey is carried out?

Upper Clapton houses that are otherwise ideal could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof like. From collar beams to purlins, every part of the roof will be taken into account. Factors like a poor asphalt covering are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The maintenance of a roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local contractor.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Upper Clapton. Is there any brick wall maintenance advice we should be aware of?? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-constructed homes in Upper Clapton do benefit from many advantages over structures built with irregular stone, but they can also experience a number of issues, such as cracks. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report. An issue of particular concern is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. For more information, contact a local builder, Brijon Construction of 21 Hampton Chase, Prenton, CH43 9HE on 0151-651 1689.

For home purchasers in Upper Clapton seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall. .

The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.