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Home Buyers Survey in Erith

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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 Erith

    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 Erith

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

    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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Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Erith and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Erith property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Erith property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Erith Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder said subsidence could be worth checking impacting the property. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Erith HomeBuyer Report include?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Erith should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. The builder will likely return to a new structure after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property., or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the chartered surveyor search for indications of flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million houses are at a high risk of flooding, and owning a property in Erith in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. The survey report may also, where appropriate, advise on urgent repairs. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

The River Trent at Gainsborough including Morton, Walkerith and East Stockwith, near Erith, was given an updated status of 'No warnings' at 11:52 on 22/06/11, by the Environment Agency.

*This information correct - 4th January 2013