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Home Buyers Survey in Chipping Norton

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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 Chipping Norton

    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 Chipping Norton

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

    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 Chipping Norton

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Chipping Norton and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Chipping Norton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Chipping Norton property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Chipping Norton Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks down the gable wall, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. In some older houses cracks appear in the Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay soil as water is removed from the soil by plant life. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Damaged Render

What defects will the Property Surveyor consider on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency home in Chipping Norton.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is in fact a sort of flat finish render. Typically it is applied to brick to form a very smooth surface. The coating is very beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency buildings for example. it can be problematic and Chipping Norton Building Surveys frequently discover any number of problems for example trapped moisture resulting in damp problems which need attention. Other potential problems could include attack from sulphates sucked out of brickwork. Re-coating problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is asbestos in some walls at the home. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including boiler cupboard.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in boards around windows.

All forms including white are deadly and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure.

If found, care should be taken not to break asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Chipping Norton HomeBuyer report. However they will report on possible asbestos risks and should recommend professional testing.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a flat proximate to Dean Pit East near Grove Lane and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. industrial waste material disposal. Thousands of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people in the UK including Chipping Norton. Worries might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Building Surveys and valuations in Chipping Norton will flag up any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as West Oxfordshire Local Authority and give you the results of the search .