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Home Buyers Survey in Darwen

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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 Darwen

    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 Darwen

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

    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 Darwen

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Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Darwen and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Darwen property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Darwen property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Darwen Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Darwen builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in Fuse box. Most asbestos was imported from South Africa.

All forms (including white) are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to displace the asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately. Professional removal of asbestos is dear but must be conducted by professionals. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your Darwen surveyor should mention the risk of asbestos during the Darwen survey and should recommend professional testing.

Gas flame

Does the surveyor check out the safety of the gas heaters?

Your qualified surveyor will visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) as part of the survey, as well as gas associated fittings, for instance flue/chimney maintenance. The fittings won't actually be removed. Gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any worries about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Darwen include APM Plumbing & Heating of Apartment 7, Belgrave Chapel, Darwen, Lancashire Tel. 07588287808 and Total Heating Services of 5, Lisbon Drive, Darwen, Lancashire Tel. 01254771186.

Regulations stipulate landlords are obligated to complete appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a maisonette in the region Bent Hall Farm L F S on Bull Hill and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. industrial rubbish. There are 1, 000's of sites affect many thousands of people in England and Wales including Darwen. Concerns include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

Darwen RICS surveyors will consider structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority and advise you .