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Home Buyers Survey in Harlington

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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 Harlington

    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 Harlington

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

    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 Harlington

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Harlington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Harlington property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Harlington property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Harlington Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages to opt for the full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys are no longer offered as a new more technical survey which has been called a Building Survey is now available. When looking into purchasing an altered home, for example a period house in Harlington, Building Survey is the right choice of home survey to get a surveyor to do. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a post 1950s unmodified Harlington home of normal construction materials and methods. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough inspection of the accessible parts, the chartered surveyors report will be sent to you giving thorough and crucial insight concerning the state of repair of the house. There are certain limitations with any survey as a RICS surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Harlington property such as moving heavy furniture.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Scottish bond guidelines for upkeep - can the surveyor assist? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Harlington apartments with brick walls can suffer from a number of issues. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved.

A defect often found is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Stonecraft Brickwork at 4 Home Farm Cl, Tadworth, KT20 5PQ on 01737 373210.

Brick-build property are used in properties built throughout the ages, leading to a number of styles. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Harlington property and am concerned about the deterioration of the clay soil foundations. Does a Building Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for property owners. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table, such as a difficult-to-open living room window. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I need to check out when purchasing a property in Harlington in conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

A Building Surveyors need to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and the bearing they have with the property. The value of homes is generally inflated owing to them being in their original state.

Surveyors are expected tell you if the home is possibly is designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are raised by the conveyancing solicitor. Unauthorised adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will relate to experience of property in Harlington and other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres Your Harlington surveyor will also consider materials used and use other assumptions, for example the ground is not land filled. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there is an absence of any compromising legal issues such as there being no on going disputes. Advice should be sought from your solicitor.

Further Harlington assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Harlington environmental concerns like busy roads, also being considered.