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Home Buyers Survey in Alston

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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 Alston

    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 Alston

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

    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 Alston

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Alston and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Alston property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Alston property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Alston Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will a Property Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco regency home in Alston that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really just smooth type of render. Commonly it is layered over brick that sets to a very smooth surface. The effect is highly beautiful and is often found on Regency houses. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is very like mortar (sand and cement). It may have lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Alston Home Buyers Suveys sometimes highlight defects such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage. Other potential problems might result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Remedying Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

Gas flame

Will the Alston surveyor inspect the state of repair of the gas supply?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the gas pipe route at the property, in addition to gas related installations for example - the possibility of asbestos. External fittings or covers will not be undone. Of course, gas is potentially hazardous, should there be any worries about gas or if you suspect a gas issue, contact a gas safe engineer.

Cumbria based local Gas Safe registered companies include JG Plumbing and Heating of Glenholme, The Butts, Alston, Cumbria Tel. 07886544649 and Mike Jackson Fitting Service of Scale Bank Farm, Leadgate Road, Alston, Cumbria Tel. 01434381720.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate that all landlords have to conduct appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are criminal .

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when purchasing a house next to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: non-hazardous waste material. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include methane gas generation .

Building Surveys and valuations in Alston will examine any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases as well as Northumberland Local Authority and give you the results of the search .