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Home Buyers Survey in Culcheth

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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 Culcheth

    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 Culcheth

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Culcheth

    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 Culcheth

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Culcheth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Culcheth property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the Culcheth property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Culcheth property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Culcheth Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a flat in Culcheth and noticed that the kitchen floor dipped in one corner, could this be evidence of subsidence? Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor examine?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Culcheth and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Often, homes in Culcheth are erected with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Culcheth. Collapsed drainage can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Culcheth, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Culcheth Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding, with sub-soil shrinkage and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. For example, small cracks in the garage floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property with Hopton Wood stone walls. What should we be particularly aware of?

Buyers of a listed building should consider that appropriate maintenance methods and goods are used. This is monitored by the local council. Defects such as delaminated render affect many stone-walled houses. 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.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Property Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Culcheth that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of render. Commonly it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) that dries to an even finish. It is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Culcheth Building Surveys sometimes reveal issues such as when movement of the wall can lead to cracks. Other potential problems could result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Resolving Stucco problems can be costly as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.