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Home Buyers Survey in Fowey

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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 Fowey

    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 Fowey

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

    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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Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Fowey and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Fowey property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Fowey property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Fowey Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What input does a Fowey property surveyor give for a home constructed with Fletton brick?

Brick-walled Fowey houses can indicate considerable issues, such as badly applied render. For example, diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away and may require immediate attention. Contact Watts Brickwork for a repairs estimate at 01639 842459 or Unit 6 Gurnos Ind Est/Bethel Rd, Ystalyfera, Swansea, SA9 2HW.

For home purchasers in Fowey seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations cause problems for Fowey house? Will the Fowey Home Buyers Survey consider this, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Fowey property will have an impact. Specific issues include soil movement. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. For example, widening cracks may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could high levels of rainfall have on a home in Fowey?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact rainfall can have on buildings in Fowey is often overlooked. If you have investigated the residence in warm weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Fortunately, these defects are usually easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.