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Home Buyers Survey in Gants Hill

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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 Gants Hill

    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 Gants Hill

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

    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 Gants Hill

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Gants Hill and which is cheaper?

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

If the Gants Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Gants Hill property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Gants Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect may rain have on a Gants Hill home? Where there are issues, what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Gants Hill and across the country, but the impact high levels of rainfall can have on Gants Hill property is rarely paid due attention by buyers.

Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include mildew or damp in the roof. In most cases, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we should be conscious of if planning to buy a house in Gants Hill inside a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors must have knowledge of relevant local considerations and any connection they have on the property. Property Prices tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to them retaining their original character. However a large number have been neglected and are in a state of neglect e.g. ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors will advise whether the location is possibly in a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unapproved modifications to the property may be noted, however these should be investigated by the lawyer. Lords Solicitors Llp are a local firm situated at 466 Cranbrook Road, Redbridge, London, IG2 6LE and may be able to advise further. Tel: 0208 518 2226

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it the right choice to get a full structural survey prior to acquiring a neglected, eighties converted flat in Gants Hill?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey. Go for a Building Survey for the flat you mention. The HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a post 1950s Gants Hill property of conventional construction materials and methods i.e. brick and tile.

There are some limitations exist with the survey because a RICS surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the property or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations. Also flat conversions mean access to the building can be prevented - so the surveyor is only authorised check out the flat itself although he/she provide an opinion communal sections of the property like shared staircases.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Gants Hill properties at risk, and does a RICS surveyor inquire into possible water damage?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Gants Hill and nationwide, is a serious concern for owners, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The property survey may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a residence lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.