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Home Buyers Survey in Abbey Wood

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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 Abbey Wood

    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 Abbey Wood

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

    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 Abbey Wood

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Abbey Wood and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Abbey Wood property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Abbey Wood property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

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

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our HomeBuyer Report search for flood damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

The lives of many home owners in Abbey Wood and across the UK have been impacted by water damage caused by flooding, and owning a Abbey Wood property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. The home survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

The River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich, near Abbey Wood, was given an updated status of 'No warnings' on 5/12/08, by the Environment Agency.

*Accurate as of 04/01/2013

Asbestos roof tiles

An Abbey Wood builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. Why would there be asbestos, can it be remedied and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example paper lining. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in painted over ceilings.

All forms are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken never to remove it. Professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. Your Abbey Wood surveyor should note potential asbestos during the Abbey Wood survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could rainfall have on our new house? And could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that heavy rain and the effect it can have on a structure are not given enough thought by home buyers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in warm weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. This could then result in warped floorboards or beams.

Whether buying in Abbey Wood or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property in Abbey Wood. Should we get a surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a Abbey Wood home may not be asked by the lawyer. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. An affected home may not always be easy to identify. As an example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.