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Home Buyers Survey in Barlaston

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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 Barlaston

    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 Barlaston

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

    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 Barlaston

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Barlaston and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Barlaston property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Barlaston property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Barlaston Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a house next to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. hazardous rubbish. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Barlaston will find structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Stafford Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that there is a 12mm crack above the windows in the kitchen, is this subsidence? Is this a serious danger, and what solutions are to available to remedy this?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence.

Cracks that appear without warning could indicate subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.