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Home Buyers Survey in Faringdon

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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 Faringdon

    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 Faringdon

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

    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 Faringdon

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Faringdon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Faringdon property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Faringdon property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Faringdon Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying a higher price for a full structural survey when considering forties townhouse in Faringdon?

Building Survey has now superseded the Structural Survey following its new title in 2010 by RICS. Opt for the Building Survey if you are thinking of buying the house described. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a non period unmodified Faringdon house made out of normal construction materials. Bear in mind that several provisos are integral with a Building Survey because a qualified surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the building for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that the basement floor was uneven when we last viewed the apartment. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Faringdon Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses may suffer some degree of superficial cracks, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Most homes in Faringdon are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence may be filled in and repainted. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse. Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to take notice of when purchasing a building constructed in 1750? Will regular maintenance costs be higher?

Some buyers have looked at purchasing a house with personality, like a farmstead. For houses in Faringdon built before the 20th Century, age, however, can create issues for homeowners, and Faringdon property featuring traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Faringdon listed buildings.