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Home Buyers Survey in Croxley Green

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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 Croxley Green

    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 Croxley Green

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

    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 Croxley Green

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Croxley Green and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Croxley Green property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Croxley Green property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Croxley Green Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building in Croxley Green but are worried about vermin. How do we investigate further?

Houses are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include professional cleaning. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies. Contact a specialist, e.g. Regional Pest Services Ltd, Wren House, 19-23 Exchange Road, Watford, Herts, WD18 0JG, or call 0149 441 0880, to discuss remedial options.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the estate agent has made us aware that it has been partially constructed with Hopton Wood stone. Are there specific matters to consider?

Maintenance fees for stone-built property in Croxley Green can be higher than for more standard. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like erosion of pointing joints will vary with the particular type of stone. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Maintenance tips include.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has suggested subsidence could be a problem. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. 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 soil dries, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. 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. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.