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Home Buyers Survey in East Acton

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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 East Acton

    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 East Acton

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

    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 East Acton

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in East Acton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the East Acton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the East Acton property's condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a East Acton Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to commission a full structural survey when investing in a substantially modified forties townhouse near East Acton rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often described as the Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is now defunct and as it has been given a new title by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the right term is actually now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a post 1950s unmodified house built out of normal building materials. The Building Survey would be the right survey to choose for the house described. After a thorough survey of the accessible parts, a formal report is sent to the prospective buyer specifying in depth and notable insight in relation to the construction and uses of the house.

There will be a few limitations with any survey insofar as RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the East Acton building e.g. removing loft contents.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there may be a danger of asbestos duct connectors being found in the ground floor flat. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as paper lining. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in painted over ceilings. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb asbestos. Professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos as part of the survey. Your East Acton surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems for East Acton home? Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this?

Whether a home was built in 1703 or 2003, factors as varied as insect infestation or fungal decay can create issues for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a range of issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including sub-soil shrinkage. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a East Acton home's foundations, forcing them inward. A East Acton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 17th Century barn conversion in East Acton. What effect will the property's wooden structure have on regular maintenance?

Some purchasers have considered buying a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can create issues for homeowners. Property built with traditional methods can be expensive to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential.If the structure you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your East Acton surveyor for further advice.