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Home Buyers Survey in Great Sankey

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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 Great Sankey

    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 Great Sankey

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

    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 Great Sankey

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Great Sankey and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Great Sankey property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Great Sankey property's condition as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Great Sankey Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but garage floor dips noticeably when we last viewed the home. What subsidence issues will the home survey look into?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be repaired on a reasonable budget. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Great Sankey. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes partially constructed with stone generate high upkeep costs for a new owner? What defects must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Purchasers in Great Sankey should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Defects affecting stone-built houses can vary, erosion of pointing joints being relatively common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.