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Home Buyers Survey in Garforth

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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 Garforth

    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 Garforth

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

    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 Garforth

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Garforth and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Garforth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Garforth property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Garforth Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but lounge floor dips noticeably, is this subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older homes cracks appear in Summer which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials absorb moisture.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the home I am meaning to lease, I think we saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring; does the surveyor report on the electrics?

When carrying out a Garforth Home Survey the RICS surveyor should make a note on the condition of the electrics if it is clear that they are in a less than satisfactory state. This should include a general view of any uncovered areas of the wiring and other things like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey. .

Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend a Periodic Inspection be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).