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Home Buyers Survey in Fitzrovia

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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 Fitzrovia

    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 Fitzrovia

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

    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 Fitzrovia

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Fitzrovia and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Fitzrovia property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Fitzrovia property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Fitzrovia Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a building in Fitzrovia , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What will our property surveyor in Fitzrovia pay attention to during the survey?

Fitzrovia properties in good condition can be blighted by roofing woes. Any part of the roof or loft, such as tie beams, ought to be checked. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a poor asphalt covering.

The expense of repairing a bowing truss, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Fitzrovia roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1964-built home in Fitzrovia and spotted cracks along one external wall. What subsidence information does the Fitzrovia Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. In some older homes cracks are noticeable in Summer that close up in the Winter when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. 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. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.