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Home Buyers Survey in Gower

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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 Gower

    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 Gower

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

    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 Gower

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Gower and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Gower property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Gower property's condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Gower Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons to commission the full structural survey in Gower rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys no longer exist now Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. This is the correct choice of home survey when purchasing an unusual home, for example an older house in Gower. It can give comprehensive and far-reaching advice on the homes construction materials in addition to any defects, shortly after a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the house. Check out the differences between home buyers surveys in Gower - click here.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted a gap below the skirting board in the garage when we last viewed the house. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will often occur in more modern homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. Inside the property, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness. Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Substandard guttering

In a Gower HomeBuyer Report what can 'E3' include?

External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system. Undersized gutters is an example. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a residence does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.