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Home Buyers Survey in Fakenham

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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 Fakenham

    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 Fakenham

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

    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 Fakenham

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Fakenham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Fakenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Fakenham property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Fakenham Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco coated house in Fakenham.

Stucco is a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco is layered over underlying brick hardens to a smooth and attractive finish. The coating is highly attractive and is common on some Victorian and Georgian houses. The composition is very like plaster. Stucco is often prone to defect and Fakenham Building Surveys frequently detail any number of problems such as when it is exposed to driving rain which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems may result from the heavy loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Resolving problems may be difficult as the skills are getting harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a cottage and the owner has made us aware that it has been constructed with Cotswold stone. What defects must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Hall Dale Sandstone to Totternhoe Limestone. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as.

Purchasers renovating homes in Fakenham should be aware that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. To source stone quarried in Fakenham, you can contact local suppliers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can wet weather have on our new house in Fakenham? Will the home buyers survey report on this?

I find it odd that rainfall and the effect it can have on properties are rarely paid due attention. Signs that gutters are damaged include flaking or efflorescence on external walls. This can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to repair. If disregarded, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.