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Home Buyers Survey in Dorchester On Thames

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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 Dorchester On Thames

    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 Dorchester On Thames

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Dorchester On Thames) 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 Dorchester On Thames

    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 Dorchester On Thames

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Dorchester On Thames and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Dorchester On Thames property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a thorough analysis of the Dorchester On Thames property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Dorchester On Thames Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a maisonette in the region a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. industrial refuse. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include methane gas generation. Potential health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Dorchester On Thames will find any structural problems connected with the site. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and South Oxfordshire Local Authority and advise you .

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a concern of asbestos boards around windows being found in the home. What is asbestos and how is it remedied?

Asbestos is a harmful material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including duct connectors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe lagging insulation. Technically all forms are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken immediately.

Dorchester On Thames Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your Dorchester On Thames surveyor should mention possible asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that there is a 15mm gap between the garage wall and the door frame, is this subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be resolved without a great deal of stress. Most homes are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

In clay soil regions, a dry spell will lower the water table. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, putting pressure on the structure and which causes subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.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. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.