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Home Buyers Survey in Exminster

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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 Exminster

    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 Exminster

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

    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 Exminster

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Exminster and which is cheaper?

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

If the Exminster property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Exminster property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Exminster Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a house in Exminster and found that there is a 29mm gap between the dining room wall and the door frame, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence information does the Exminster Building Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel or sand concentration, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In extreme weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about insects in the house in Exminster we plan to buy. What can we do?

Scare stories about property vermin are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as rats as minor annoyances.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Treatment for an infestation may include use of poison or removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.