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Home Buyers Survey in Grangetown

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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 Grangetown

    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 Grangetown

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

    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 Grangetown

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Grangetown and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Grangetown property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Grangetown property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Grangetown Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will my Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered house in Grangetown.

Stucco is in fact a specific type of render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The finish is very attractive and was common on some Victorian properties for example. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly highlight defects for example, when movement of the underlying wall can lead to cracks. Other issues could result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Remedying problems can be expensive as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when buying an older property in Grangetown? What consequences will the rafter roof have on regular maintenance?

Some buyers in Grangetown hope to own a old, characterful home one day. A building's age, however, can create issues for homeowners, and Houses featuring traditional methods can be challenging to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could create disruption for new owners.If you plan to make alterations to a period residence, discuss options with the surveyor for more detail.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder mentioned subsidence has been a concern. What are the risks, and what options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new house after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a damaged drains will clear away soil which supports the structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. 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. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine the correct valuation your independent surveyor will take into account in depth understanding of the Grangetown market as well as other factors about the property e.g. size Surveyors also evaluate construction type and draw upon key assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors disregard certain things like sales incentives. It will also be assumed that there is an absence of any costly legal issues e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your legal representative.

Further area conjectures like service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like flood plains, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a structure with a converted attic in Grangetown , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What will our RICS surveyor look for?

Grangetown property in otherwise fine condition can be hiding serious roofing problems, such as. From the eaves to the tie beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a poor asphalt covering.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Grangetown, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal. Call Ganda Roofing of 39 Shaftesbury Rd, Middlesbrough, TS6 9BE on 01642 273366 for a quote.