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Home Buyers Survey in Godmanchester

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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 Godmanchester

    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 Godmanchester

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Godmanchester property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Godmanchester property's condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Godmanchester Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when purchasing a home close to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. domestic refuse disposal. No one really wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health issues like spina bifida have been associated to landfill sites .

Godmanchester surveyors will notice any structural problems resulting from the site. Your conveyancer will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Huntingdonshire Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Godmanchester property surveyor consider signs of flood damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of homeowners in Godmanchester and across the country, and owning a property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding. The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Damaged Render

What problems will your RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian house in Godmanchester that I wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually just a smooth and flat render. Typically stucco is layered over brick hardens to a very smooth surface. The effect is highly appealing and was often found on Regency houses. Stucco is often problematic and Godmanchester Homebuyer Reports sometimes show potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks. Other issues could result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Resolving Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Godmanchester, and does our chartered surveyor mention it? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which wet conditions has on property is rarely paid due attention. One indication that downspouts are under performing is rotten wooden gutters. Fortunately, guttering issues are generally easy to resolve.However, the damage caused, where not cared for, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.