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Home Buyers Survey in Chelmsley Wood

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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 Chelmsley Wood

    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 Chelmsley Wood

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

    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 Chelmsley Wood

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Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Chelmsley Wood and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Chelmsley Wood property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Chelmsley Wood property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Chelmsley Wood Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

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In the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E4' refer to?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a house does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted. All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Rot, fire or insect damage to a lintel is one example.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Chelmsley Wood Property Survey to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Signs like a sticking door in the garage or warping of floorboards can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Chelmsley Wood surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.