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Home Buyers Survey in Abergavenny

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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 Abergavenny

    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 Abergavenny

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

    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 Abergavenny

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Abergavenny and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Abergavenny property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you comprehensive details of the Abergavenny property's condition as well as including advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Abergavenny Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Abergavenny subsidence has been a concern. How could this affect the property, and what possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. In some older houses cracks appear in the Summer which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

Cracks that appear quickly may be a strong indication of subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage resulting from flooding

When planning to purchase in Abergavenny, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the home buyers survey look for signs of flood damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and owning a property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. In addition, the home survey may advise on urgent repairs. 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 RICS surveyor may ask the seller if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.