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Home Buyers Survey in Ashtead

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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 Ashtead

    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 Ashtead

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

    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 Ashtead

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Ashtead and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Ashtead property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Ashtead property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Ashtead Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Ashtead, and will the building survey investigate possible flooding?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of owners in Ashtead and across the country, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before flood damage occurs.

Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Ashtead area likely to affect the house also enables the property surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

House Prices

Is £206, 089 within the right sort of area amount to be buying a property in KT21 for and What things will a surveyor evaluate when carrying out a survey ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on property values for instance the tenure i.e. freehold or leasehold or the status of the central heating. One method is to set against flat prices achieved in the area for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £220, 889, which is £14, 800 more than the amount you are paying (£497, 890 was the blended house/flat average). 28A, The Street, Ashtead, Mole Valley, Surrey, KT21 2AH recently sold for £75, 000 .

The best way for you to get an accurate and professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component. Your surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

A professional qualified surveyor will visit the home as well as allowing for the countless area influences that have a bearing on property values.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in Ashtead that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to a smooth and even finish. The finish is very beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian homes. Stucco is very similar to any other render. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Ashtead surveyors can discover any number of problems for example trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other potential problems may be when the application is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Re-applying problems with stucco can be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about bugs. Should we get a house surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Ashtead property may not be raised during the conveyancing. Regrettably, vermin can seriously reduce the value of a property and carry serious health risks. An affected property may not always be easy to identify.

For example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to an infestation can include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with rats, or any pest, speak to your property surveyor

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a flat near to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: industrial rubbish disposal. Nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks include methane gas generation. Health issues for example downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Ashtead will examine any structural problems connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Mole Valley Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .