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Home Buyers Survey in Clayton

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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 Clayton

    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 Clayton

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

    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 Clayton

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Clayton and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Clayton property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Clayton property's condition as well as advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

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

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 15th Century farmhouse in Clayton. What consequences will the rafter roof have on upkeep?

A property's age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Houses built with traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your property surveyor for further advice. Erected between 1590 and 1701, Clayton Hall in Clayton is a traditional hall of the time.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Clayton Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Clayton that I wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a kind of render. Normally stucco is applied to underlying brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The finish is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Georgian properties. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Clayton commonly report issues such as trapped moisture culminating in the surface falling away. Other issues might include attack from sulphates sucked out of brickwork. Re-covering problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as renderers are getting harder to find.

Conservatory

On a Clayton HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects impacting 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows will be considered too. Rotten railings is one defect applicable to this section. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Clayton are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent each defect requires attention.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the unmodernised property I am hoping to buy, it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system - will a Clayton Homebuyer Report go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Clayton Building Survey your RICS surveyor will typically comment on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a poor state of repair. This will include a general inspection (without removing any fittings) of open or exposed areas of the wiring or fusebox in addition to possible problems relating to things like checking the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the survey in Clayton.

The IEE suggest that an electrical system check be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).