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Home Buyers Survey in Cross Hands

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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 Cross Hands

    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 Cross Hands

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Cross Hands and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Cross Hands property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works on the Cross Hands property, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Cross Hands property's condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Cross Hands Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Cross Hands subsidence is worth checking. What subsidence information does the Cross Hands HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does happen in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a building in Cross Hands. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does a Cross Hands surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Property in Cross Hands in good condition may be exposed to roof maintenance problems. From collar ties to fascias, every element of the roof should be reported on. The surveyors in Cross Hands could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

High estimates for roofing jobs (such as re-covering asphalt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could wet weather have on our new home? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be inconvenient to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Cross Hands and across the country, but this issue is not given more thought by purchasers. One indication that rainwater goods are a cause for concern is leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are not unblocked on a regular basis. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas heaters?

Yes. Your local surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the building, in addition to gas associated gas fittings in the home like associated asbestos. Your Cross Hands local surveyor won't remove any external fittings nor will they carry out any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.