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Home Buyers Survey in Hale

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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 Hale

    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 Hale

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

    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 Hale

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Hale and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Hale property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Hale property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Hale House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on apartments

I am buying a defective regency apartment property in Hale, do I need to upgrade to a full structural survey?

Structural surveys have been renamed by RICS as the Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a non period unmodified apartment assembled from normal construction materials. A RICS Building Survey is the most advisable selection for the apartment mentioned. Approximately 3 days after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, the RICS surveyors report will be sent to the purchaser outlining any crucial details in relation to the materials used for the construction of the house. Be aware that certain restrictions come with a property survey because a RICS surveyor is not authorised force or open up the fabric of the property nor can they inspect no ladder available for flat roofs.

Traditionally built property

What should we pay attention to when buying an old building in Hale? Will the house's age be a concern?

Many buyers in Hale hope to own a home with character, such as a Victorian home. Use of traditional methods, however, can worry purchasers. Houses showcasing traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as stone quarried in the Hale area, may also need to be sourced. This can result in higher ongoing expenses.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations cause difficulties for Hale house? Will the Hale House Survey look into this?

Whether a house was built in 17012 or 20012, factors as varied as low-grade construction materials or mould can create significant expense for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in several issues, with subsidence being a common example. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to warped window frames in the bedroom. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like swift repair of any collapsed drains. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.