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Home Buyers Survey in Ham

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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 Ham

    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 Ham

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

    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 Ham

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Ham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Ham property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Ham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I would be advised to be aware of if purchasing a building in Ham inside a conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors need to have sufficient knowledge of local area factors and any relation may have on the property and its value. Property values is usually significantly higher as a result of conservation areas being largely unspoilt

RICS surveyors are expected tell you if the property is possibly is so classified and Section I of a Ham Homebuyer Report will recommend further enquiries are raised during the conveyancing process. Unconsented adjustments to the building may be commented on, however these should be concern for the solicitor.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent mentioned that the had been issues with wet rot, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Which issues relating to the roof will be looked into for the survey?

Residences in Ham in otherwise fine condition can often hide roof maintenance problems. From ridge flashing to clay tiles, every element of the roof should be investigated, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Ham builder can provide one.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a maisonette proximate to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: inert rubbish. Of course nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health problems such as abdominal wall problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Ham RICS surveyors will note structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will commission conveyancing searches of the Landmark database in addition to Kingston upon Thames Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Ham. Is there any English Garden Wall bond maintenance tips we should be aware of?? What impact do Ham environmental conditions have?

Brick-walled Ham properties can suffer from a range of defects, ranging from defective mortar to DPC failure. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. Monks Brick Work should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 2 Shelton Av, Sale, M33 5DZ or 07896 184656.

Ham home purchasers may need to consider that great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture are found in many homes built in this country. For example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows. Consider renegotiating the price of the Ham property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Chimney stacks

In the HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a green light rating have on chimney stacks?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a house. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but maintenance may still be necessary. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

Elements of the property covered by this section are inspected visually from the ground as required. A chimney cap which is obstructed, loose or missing (or even an incorrect type for the flue) is one defect applicable to this section.