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Home Buyers Survey in Gerrards Cross

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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 Gerrards Cross

    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 Gerrards Cross

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

    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 Gerrards Cross

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Gerrards Cross and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Gerrards Cross property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Gerrards Cross property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Gerrards Cross Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will my Surveyor look for on a stucco coated home in Gerrards Cross that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really a kind of smooth solid render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco is very appealing and is was often applied to Georgian homes. it can be problematic and Gerrards Cross Home Buyers Suveys sometimes report potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, when movement of the underlying wall causes cracking of the surface

Another example of problems could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Resolving problems with stucco may be costly as renderers are getting harder to find.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor look into the safety of the gas appliances?

A chartered surveyor will locate and visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the meter is in an escape route for example, as well as gas affiliated appliances or installations such as chimney linings. However, the Gerrards Cross surveyor won't remove any external fittings or housings and surveyors are not qualified to conduct any tests whatsoever on the gas system. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it is potentially hazardous, should there be any worries about gas of any type, call a gas engineer immediately.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we check gutters?

I find it odd that the impact rainfall can have on Gerrards Cross property is not given the attention it deserves by purchasers. For instance, mildew or damp in the roof strongly suggest that the rainwater goods are at risk.

Fortunately, guttering issues are quite easy to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are left untreated. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations create problems for Gerrards Cross house? What should we expect a Gerrards Cross Home Buyers Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Gerrards Cross buyers. Specific issues include soil movement. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change, such as a sticking door in the lounge. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Gerrards Cross, and will the house surveyor investigate signs of flooding, or whether flooding has affected neighbouring property?

It is estimated that over two million properties are in danger of floods. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, recommend maintenance.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. The RICS surveyor may ask the occupier if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.