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Home Buyers Survey in Cudham

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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 Cudham

    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 Cudham

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

    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 Cudham

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Cudham property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Cudham property's general condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Cudham Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate

A Homebuyer Report in Cudham will include a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your surveyor will factor in awareness of the Cudham property market and other things relating to the property for instance: style of architecture The valuer will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions like the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors don't factor in things like sales incentives. It will also be assumed that there are no major legal issues for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g freehold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer. during the legal process.

Further Cudham assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or the property being insurable, are made in addition to environmental issues like industrial buildings, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Cudham House Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a home can be significant. Specific issues include soil movement. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like sticking doors can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies.

Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home buyers in Cudham a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Cudham property. If a Cudham property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted. The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere defects in the sewer system. Clogged roof drains is one defect applicable to this section.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when buying an older property? What impact will the construction have on regular maintenance?

Many buyers in Cudham would be interested in owning a home with character. For traditionally-built Cudham property, age, however, can create issues for homeowners. Cudham property built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for a home in one of Cudham's conservation areas, Traditional materials may be required. Contact your RICS surveyor for further advice.

Gas flame

Will the Cudham surveyor go into detail on the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

Yes. The will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the home, in addition to gas affiliated appliances/installations e.g. chimney breasts. Your Cudham RICS surveyor won't actually remove any external fittings and won't do any tests whatsoever on the functionality of the gas system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially hazardous, should you have any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a structure in Cudham. What aspects of the attic will be considered?

Cudham properties in otherwise fine condition may be exposed to damage to the roof, including. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to clay tiles, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The expense of wholesale replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.