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Home Buyers Survey in Cranleigh

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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 Cranleigh

    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 Cranleigh

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

    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 Cranleigh

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Cranleigh and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Cranleigh property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the Cranleigh property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Cranleigh Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Cranleigh what are common an red light rating defects for 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

One example would be a taut asphalt roof due to shrinkage. Flat and sloping roofs will be reviewed, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been told that clay soil can create issues for property in Cranleigh. Can we expect the Home Buyers Survey to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. For example, widening cracks may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Cranleigh surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we would be advised to be aware of if purchasing a converted flat in Cranleigh inside a conservation area ?

There are thousands of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Cranleigh are required by RICS to possess knowledge of relevant local issues and any connection may have with the property. Property Prices tends to be higher which is down to conservation areas retaining original features. However many areas have fallen into poor condition for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors are expected note if the property might be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out during the conveyancing process. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval should be advised, however these should be concern for your legal representative. Hart Brown are based in 2 Bank Buildings, Waverley, Surrey, GU6 8BE will be prepared to advise further. Tel: 01483 204700

Stone block wall damage

Can houses built with stone cause problems for residents? Are there any major related issues that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Portland Cap Limestone to Grinshill Sandstone. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Cranleigh should be able to supply local stone.

For more information, consider a stonemason or specialist in Cranleigh. For example, Stonescapes Ltd, Yew Tree Nursery, Guildford Rd, Cranleigh, GU6 8PA (Tel: 01483 278328) may help.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. Do we need a property surveyor?

Buyers should know that is not a requirement that a seller to disclose a vermin problem. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include traps or removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe ants, or any pest, may be present, request that your RICS surveyor pay close attention during the survey.