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Home Buyers Survey in Gatley

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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 Gatley

    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 Gatley

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

    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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Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Gatley and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Gatley property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Gatley property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Gatley Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

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Will the RICS surveyor examine the condition of the gas mains supply?

A RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the mains gas installation at the home, as well as gas connected fixtures such as fixed external ventilation hearths. The Gatley RICS surveyor will not remove the external fittings or housings and won't carry out any tests on the appliances or system. Gas can be deadly, should you have any worries about gas fittings of any type, call a gas engineer.

Greater Manchester based local Gas Safe registered companies include ANSA Property Maintenance of 51, Longlevens Road, Manchester, Lancashire Tel. 07967 346791 and Lee Grimshaw Plumbing And Heating of 54, Longlevens Road, Manchester, Lancashire Tel. 07951 271147.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Gatley? Will the RICS surveyor in Gatley report on this? If there is work that needs to be done, will they be expensive to fix?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that the effect which wet weather has on Gatley property is ignored. One indication that downspouts are blocked is damp stains around drainage, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Whether buying in Gatley or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. If not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does a Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Gatley can have unwanted consequences. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Gatley property's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Gatley surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.