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Home Buyers Survey in Darnall

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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 Darnall

    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 Darnall

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

    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 Darnall

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Darnall property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does give you comprehensive details of the Darnall property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Darnall House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

On a Darnall HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

For a Darnall property, one example could be damaged downspouts. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere any defects in a combined system.

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

House Prices

I intend to purchase a property in Darnall (S2). The asking price is £123, 759. What things does the Darnall RICS chartered surveyor allow for when carrying out a survey ?

There are a great number of factors that can impact on property values ranging from the general economy to the home having hard to change bad taste parts. It often helps to compare with flat prices achieved in the area for similar properties. The average flat price recorded in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £98, 159, which is £25, 600 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. The house/flat average was £108, 617. 98, Doveholes Drive, Handsworth, Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S13 9DP was purchased for £105, 260 .

The most accurate way for you to get an accurate and professional property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Darnall? Does the Darnall Home Survey cover this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay, with subsidence being a common example. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Darnall, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can rain have on a Darnall house, and does our Darnall surveyor mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which wet conditions has on buildings in Darnall is rarely considered properly. If you have only been to the house you are buying on a clear day, problems are unlikely to be visible.

Signs that drainage systems are under performing include damp stains around drainage, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. In most cases, drainage problems are generally easy to repair, if identified early. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.