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Home Buyers Survey in Albrighton

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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 Albrighton

    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 Albrighton

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Albrighton

    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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Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Albrighton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Albrighton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Albrighton property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Albrighton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our surveyor investigate indications of flooding, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

A wide variety of factors can cause floods, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Both buyers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Albrighton area likely to affect the residential property also enables the residential surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The residential surveyor may ask the vendor or agent if the residential property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Albrighton? What should we expect a House Survey to include?

There are a range of frequently-occurring defects associated with clay soil. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Damaged Render

What will my Surveyor examine on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Albrighton which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really just a smooth and flat solid render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Albrighton Homebuyer Reports frequently highlight issues such as when movement of the underlying wall leads to cracks

Another example of problems may result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Remedying problems can be difficult and costly as renderers are becoming rarer.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we need to look into when intending to buy an extended house in Albrighton near a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local council. Albrighton surveyors need to have sufficient knowledge of local area issues and any connection may have on the property. Prices is typically higher because of them being unspoilt. However many areas have been neglected and are in disrepair for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Property surveyors are expected report whether the property might be so designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unsympathetic modifications that do not have Local Authority approval should be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Cheethams are based in Church Farm, Shropshire, Shropshire, ST19 5AP will be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 01785 714761