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Home Buyers Survey in Finchampstead

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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 Finchampstead

    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 Finchampstead

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

    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 Finchampstead

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Finchampstead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Finchampstead property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Finchampstead property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Finchampstead House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a maisonette in Finchampstead, does the HomeBuyer Report check for any flooding?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty; sensible owners and home buyers in Finchampstead are right to consider precautions. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. Also included on Environment Agency's flood alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has said subsidence has been a concern impacting the apartment. What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be repaired. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will clear away soil which supports the structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. On the inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. 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.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any reasons to order the full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report when considering a substantially modified property?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer carried out by surveyors as a new which has been classified as the Building Survey, is now available. One should select a Building Survey in relation to the property you are thinking of buying. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Finchampstead house assembled from conventional construction materials i.e. brick and tile.

Bear in mind that some caveats exist with any survey as a RICS surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the structure of the house for example, or inspect where doing so could cause damage to the house.