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Home Buyers Survey in Batheaston

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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 Batheaston

    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 Batheaston

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Batheaston and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Batheaston property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Batheaston property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Batheaston Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Deteriorated timber

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are common Condition Rating 1 defects for joinery and finishes?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the house being surveyed does not need urgent attention, but regular upkeep may still be required. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

A fairly common example may be the suspected use fibre-cement or asbestos cement. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be investigated.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the house we expect to lease, it appeared that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does a surveyor report on the electrics?

When conducting a Batheaston Home Buyers Survey the home surveyor will typically make a note on the electrical system if it is clear that they are in a hazardous condition. A Chartered surveyor is expected to concerns such as confirming the state of any fixed appliances like electric showers or the condition miniature circuit breakers.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a flat in Batheaston and saw evidence of cracks down the gable wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? Is this a severe danger, and what subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey reveal?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be repaired on a reasonable budget. A builder should return to a new structure after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand, gravel or chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about vermin in the area. Will a surveyor look into this?

Houses are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, infestations can seriously reduce the value of a property and carry serious health risks. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies to a serious infestation can include use of insecticides or removal of infected furniture. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation.