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Home Buyers Survey in Elthorne Heights

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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 Elthorne Heights

    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 Elthorne Heights

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

    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 Elthorne Heights

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Elthorne Heights and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Elthorne Heights property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Elthorne Heights property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Elthorne Heights House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall)

A Homebuyer Report will contain a property valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as part of the report. In order to determine the correct valuation the surveyor will factor in local Elthorne Heights market factors and other factors about the property e.g. accommodation Surveyors also evaluate materials used and draw upon key assumptions like the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors will ignore certain things like sales incentives.

Further area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental issues like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property create issues for buyers? What problems should we be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

From Dukes Gritstone to Monks Park Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delamination. 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. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Maintenance tips include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What directions can the surveyor offer for a 80s home built from brick walls?

Brick-walled Elthorne Heights conversions can be affected by several common problems, ranging from defective mortar to inadequate damp-proofing. The surveyor can investigate these as part of their report and suggest potential remedies. One frequently reported defect is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Riverside Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 020 8644 8631 or 26 Midway, Sutton, SM3 9EL.

A good selection of methods and styles of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. For example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows.