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Home Buyers Survey in Gillingham

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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 Gillingham

    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 Gillingham

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

    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 Gillingham

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Gillingham and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Gillingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Gillingham property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Gillingham House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it the right choice to upgrade to full structural survey before investing in a doer-upper Edwardian home in Gillingham?

Full Structural Surveys are now called Building Surveys. RICS would recommend that you go for the Building Survey for the house you are contemplating. The HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a mid century or later unmodified Gillingham house of normal building materials i.e. brick/tile.

There are certain caveats come with any residential survey as a surveyor is not able to force or open up the structure of the property for example, or inspect no ladder available for flat roofs.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian semi detached home in Gillingham.

Stucco is actually just dense solid render. Usually it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is highly beautiful and is/was often found on Regency houses. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Gillingham surveyors sometimes reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped moisture culminating in the surface falling away. Other issues may include sulphate attack from salts sucked out of brickwork. Fixing Stucco problems may be difficult as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.