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Home Buyers Survey in Ferndown

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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 Ferndown

    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 Ferndown

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

    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 Ferndown

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ferndown and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Ferndown property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Ferndown property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Ferndown Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of if buying a building near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms including domestic refuse disposal. No one wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include heavy metals .

Building Surveys and valuations in Ferndown will notice any structural issues linked to the site. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark database and East Dorset Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have been told that Ferndown buildings built on clay soil can experience problems. Will your Building Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in Ferndown can have unwanted consequences. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Ferndown, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.