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Home Buyers Survey in Great Shelford

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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 Great Shelford

    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 Shelford

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

    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 Shelford

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Great Shelford property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations on the Great Shelford property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Great Shelford property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Great Shelford Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to think about when purchasing older property? Will the age of the house be an issue?

Some buyers plan to buy a home with character. A building's age, however, can concern buyers. Buildings built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. .

Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Great Shelford's conservation areas.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the residential surveyor inquire into flood damage, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Met Office). Both buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a home in Great Shelford through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home in Great Shelford lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The RICS surveyor may ask the seller about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Surveyor examine on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Great Shelford.

Stucco is in fact just a sort of flat finish render. Typically stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth and attractive finish. It is highly aesthetic and is common on some Regency buildings. it can be prone to defect and Great Shelford Homebuyer Reports frequently report any number of problems for instance when movement of the underlying wall causes cracks. Other potential problems may result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Fixing problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rainfall an issue in Great Shelford? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact wet weather can have on homes is not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. One indication that drainage systems are damaged is corroded downspouts. If you have suspicions, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Fortunately, guttering issues are generally easy to repair, if identified early, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.