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Home Buyers Survey in Felixstowe

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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 Felixstowe

    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 Felixstowe

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

    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 Felixstowe

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Felixstowe and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Felixstowe property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Felixstowe property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Felixstowe Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Felixstowe.

Stucco is actually just a type of render. Normally it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is very beautiful and is often found on Victorian properties. Stucco is almost exactly the same as mortar. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Felixstowe Building Surveys can show defects which can include trapped moisture leading to the surface breaking.

Another example of problems might include when the render is taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course. Resolving problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of if buying a flat close to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: commercial waste disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health concerns such as downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Felixstowe RICS surveyors will note structural issues linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct conveyancing searches of the British Geological databases in addition to Suffolk Coastal Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has mentioned subsidence may be a concern impacting the home. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. The builder will likely return to a new home after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. 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.

House Prices

We are planning to be acquiring an investment property in Felixstowe, IP12 for around the £110, 942 mark. What things does a surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Felixstowe ?

There are a great number of factors that can impact on property values ranging from the length of lease to whether the property is overlooked. One method is to compare with values registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £129, 042, which is £18, 100 more than the amount being asked. The combined house/flat average was £191, 983. Rosemount, 11, Flat 8, Hamilton Gardens, Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP11 7ET a leasehold flat recently sold for £350, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get a formal property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component. A qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).