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Home Buyers Survey in Cricklewood

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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 Cricklewood

    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 Cricklewood

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

    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 Cricklewood

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Cricklewood and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Cricklewood property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Cricklewood property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Cricklewood House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Cricklewood could be a problem. What subsidence information does the Cricklewood Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by shrubs and trees. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our surveyor check for signs of water damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Independent), and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood warnings were found for Cricklewood.

*Information accurate 04/01/13

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an old coast house. Will the building's age be a problem?

The age of a structure can concern buyers, and Cricklewood property constructed with traditional methods can be challenging to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may make the final cost hard to predict. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your property surveyor for further advice.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Cricklewood include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Cricklewood will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. In order to determine the valuation your independent surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other things about the property for instance: number of bedrooms The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions like there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local Cricklewood area assumptions, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to local environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.