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Home Buyers Survey in Birstall

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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 Birstall

    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 Birstall

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

    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 Birstall

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Birstall and which is cheaper?

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

If the Birstall property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Birstall property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Birstall Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

In a Birstall HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E1 - Chimney stacks' refer to?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Birstall residence. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Quite a common example is a sloping chimney cap. They will be checked thoroughly, using binoculars where appropriate. An apartment may not need such an inspection.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Birstall property surveyor investigate flooding, or if other properties have been affected?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and the value of a Birstall home in an at-risk area may be impacted. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Damaged Render

What will a Chartered Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco house in Birstall.

Stucco is actually a kind of render. Commonly stucco is layered over underlying red brick to form a smooth stone like appearance. The coating is very appealing and is common on some Georgian houses. It is similar to plaster. Stucco is often problematic and Birstall Building Surveys frequently detail any number of problems e.g. when stucco is exposed to driving rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems could result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads above such as cracking under the eaves. Re-applying Stucco problems can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.