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Home Buyers Survey in Dulwich

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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 Dulwich

    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 Dulwich

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

    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 Dulwich

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Dulwich and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Dulwich property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Dulwich property's condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Dulwich Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there is a danger of dusty asbestos wallpaper concealed in the home. Is this a major concern and are there any health risks?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as central heating flues. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in garage roofs for example. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to displace it and expert advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will a Property Survey look into this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled house. Are there specific matters to consider, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Issues including weathered stone affect many stone-walled buildings in Dulwich. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

To source a specific stone material, get in touch with a local firm - Junction Emporium at A, 155 Lordship La, London, SE22 8HX could help.