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Home Buyers Survey in Gresford

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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 Gresford

    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 Gresford

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

    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 Gresford

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Gresford and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Gresford property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Gresford property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Gresford Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report includes an impartial valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as standard. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will refer to awareness of the Gresford property market as well as other factors about the property for instance: size The valuer will also consider style of architecture and make certain key assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings, for example curtains. It will be assumed that there is an absence of any problematic legal problems for example there being no on going disputes. Such concerns will be clarified by your legal representative during the legal process.

Further area assumptions, such as access to a flat or problematic roads and access, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like local industry, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Gresford builder suggested subsidence could be worth checking impacting the home. What subsidence issues will the Building Survey examine?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In some older homes cracks are revealed in warmer weather , but these should close up in Winter when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

Cracks that appear quickly may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it that we check downspouts? Could it affect the property value?

Both in Gresford, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately this issue is not given the attention it deserves by buyers. If you have only seen the house you are buying in on a dry day, defects may not have been obvious. This can lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

The good news is that these defects are quite easy to repair, if identified early.