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Home Buyers Survey in Godalming

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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 Godalming

    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 Godalming

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

    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 Godalming

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Godalming and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Godalming property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Godalming property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Godalming Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can heavy rainfall have on our new property in Godalming? Where there are problems, what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact rain can have on homes in Godalming is not considered. If you have only seen the property on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible.

Signs that drainage systems are a cause for concern include rusted iron elements. This can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix if dealt with quickly. If disregarded, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Does a Godalming HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report, and what defects will be reported on?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the lounge wall to a hard-to-open lounge door.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.