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Home Buyers Survey in Englefield Green

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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 Englefield Green

    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 Englefield Green

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

    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 Englefield Green

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Englefield Green and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Englefield Green property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Englefield Green property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Englefield Green Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has said subsidence is a problem impacting the flat. What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Englefield Green should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In general, homes are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see a property we are intending to purchase it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses; will a Englefield Green Homebuyer Report go into detail on the electrical system?

When conducting a Englefield Green Building Survey the surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. This should include a general inspection (without removing any fittings) of the accessible parts of the wiring on top of issues like verifying the nature of any electrical fittings in shower rooms. Looking at any documents from any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician should form part of the survey.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey, as opposed to a Homebuyer Report when considering fifties townhouse ?

Full Structural Surveys no longer exist anymore as the Building Survey has now superseded it. You should choose a Building Survey for the house mentioned. The HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a 60 year old or less Englefield Green property assembled from normal construction materials and methods. Be aware that several limitations come with a property survey as a surveyor is not able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the structure of the Englefield Green house nor can they inspect where doing so could cause damage to the house.