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Home Buyers Survey in Chatteris

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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 Chatteris

    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 Chatteris

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

    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 Chatteris

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Chatteris and which is cheaper?

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

If the Chatteris property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the Chatteris property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Chatteris property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Chatteris House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

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Is it necessary to opt for a full structural survey prior to investing in a converted, thirties penthouse flat in Chatteris?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed as a Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a mid 20th century of later unmodified home of normal construction materials and methods. One should carry out a Building Survey for the flat you are planning to buy.

Bear in mind that several limitations exist with any survey as a RICS surveyor is not able to open up the fabric of the flat of comment on the regulatory compliance of heating systems. Furthermore flats often mean access to the building can be prevented, therefore the surveyor is only able to check the flat itself, however he may also outline information about other sections of the property e.g. evidence of movement to the building. For a table containing a breakdown of what each survey type includes visit surveys compared.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Chatteris subsidence has been worth checking. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement usually occurs in more modern buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In addition, some homes in Chatteris are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.