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Home Buyers Survey in Burton Latimer

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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 Burton Latimer

    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 Burton Latimer

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Burton Latimer

    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

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Burton Latimer and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Burton Latimer property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Burton Latimer property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Burton Latimer Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will my Surveyor look for on a stucco period home in Burton Latimer that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a kind of smooth render. Usually it is layered over brick that dries to an even finish. The effect is very beautiful and is common on some Victorian buildings. It is very similar to plaster. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Burton Latimer Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal defects e.g. trapped water resulting in the surface falling away which need attention.

Another example of problems could include when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC. Remedying problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Conservation area

Are there any things I should be aware of if buying a flat in Burton Latimer in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local council.

A Building Surveyors must have relevant knowledge of relevant local area issues and any bearing may have on the home. Property Prices are generally enhanced because of them being largely unspoilt However many conservation areas have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors can be expected to report whether the building is possibly is so classified and Section I of a Burton Latimer Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unauthorised developments to the property may also be commented on, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

Building Surveys on houses

If buying a converted Victorian end of terrace property in Burton Latimer - should I go for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now dubbed the Building Survey. This is now the right RICS survey when buying an altered property such as an unloved Burton Latimer house. A RICS Building Survey will detail comprehensive and salient information concerning the houses condition along with any needs for future maintenance after a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts.

Damage resulting from flooding

When buying in Burton Latimer, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the HomeBuyer Report inquire into flood damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Flooding in Burton Latimer can cause severe damage to both contents and property. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Building Survey will inform your decision.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flood water can enter a Burton Latimer property through several routes, including loose patio doors. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Burton Latimer property or on adjacent sites. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we look into downspouts? Where there is work that needs to be done, what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is not considered by home buyers. If you have investigated the residence in dry weather, issues may have been hidden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. The good news is that problems with drains are generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive, unless they are not cared for. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.