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Home Buyers Survey in Dollis Hill

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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 Dollis Hill

    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 Dollis Hill

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

    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 Dollis Hill

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Dollis Hill and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Dollis Hill property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Dollis Hill property's condition along with information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Dollis Hill Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that bowing had been a concern, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Will access to the roof of the structure be an issue?

This is often asked by Dollis Hill buyers who know that homes may be exposed to roofing woes. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the trusses to the ridge flashing. Factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of re-covering asphalt, 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. A Dollis Hill contractor with a recommendation from a friend or family member can provide a quote.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a property in the region a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including domestic waste material. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include complex organic chemicals. Health issues for example cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Dollis Hill will find any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Barnet Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 19th Century warehouse conversion. What consequences will the building's cladding have on regular maintenance?

For traditionally-built Dollis Hill property, age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Structures built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to maintain. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work. If you have doubts, speak to the chartered surveyor for more detail.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will the Property Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Whether a home was built in 1702 or 2002, factors as varied as snow or fungal decay can create significant expense for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues, with subsidence being a common example. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Dollis Hill home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house, 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're planning to purchase in Dollis Hill. Is there a flood risk, and will the chartered surveyor look for water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Both buyers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The home surveyor will usually recommend that the buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

No recent flood warnings were given for Dollis Hill, according to the Environment Agency.

*Data accurate 4th January 2013