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Home Buyers Survey in Deanshanger

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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 Deanshanger

    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 Deanshanger

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Deanshanger and which is cheaper?

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

If the Deanshanger property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Deanshanger property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Deanshanger House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Deanshanger builder has mentioned subsidence is a concern affecting the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. The builder will likely return to a new building after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the outside walls, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, 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. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of if buying a maisonette near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms including commercial rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example .

Deanshanger RICS surveyors will flag up structural issues linked to the site. Your legal representative will conduct conveyancing searches of the Landmark databases in addition to South Northamptonshire Local Authority and advise you .

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses in Deanshanger generate lots of maintenance costs for a new owner? What potential issues should we be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Upkeep costs for stone-built property can be higher than for more standard. Issues including efflorescence affect many stone-walled property. 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. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor examine the condition of the gas installations?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the location of the meter for example, as well as gas connected appliances/installations e.g. chimney linings. The Deanshanger qualified surveyor won't actually remove the gas fittings and he or she won't carry out any tests on the gas system. Needless to say, gas can be unsafe, should you have any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.