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Home Buyers Survey in Halesworth

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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 Halesworth

    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 Halesworth

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

    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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Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Halesworth and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Halesworth property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Halesworth property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Halesworth Homebuyers Survey Quote online 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 (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

Halesworth Homebuyer Reports a surveyor valuation and also a Reinstatement Cost. In order to determine an accurate value estimate your surveyor should use awareness of the Halesworth property market and other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair Surveyors also reflect on style of architecture and make certain other assumptions, for example no significant problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there are no significant legal problems like your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancer.

Additional local Halesworth area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to local environmental problems like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks along one external wall, is this subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will often occur in more modern homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. Collapsed drainage can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. 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. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.