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Home Buyers Survey in Hay On Wye

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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 Hay On Wye

    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 Hay On Wye

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hay On Wye) 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 Hay On Wye

    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 Hay On Wye

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Hay On Wye and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Hay On Wye property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Hay On Wye property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Hay On Wye Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will my Hay On Wye Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. For example, separation of the skirting board from the floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like checking that the downpipe drains correctly can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Deteriorated timber

For the Hay On Wye HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Hay On Wye are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Red, amber and green ratings give house purchasers indicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Hay On Wye 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.

They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be covered. Missing paint or caulking on concrete sidings are an example of a Section E defect.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for London brick repair advice - can the surveyor assist? Does render make a difference?

Brick-built Hay On Wye properties do benefit from many advantages compared to other types of construction. Unfortunately, they also be affected by various issues and defects, such as lack of a damp proof course. For instance, thermal movement, particularly on longer walls and should be taken very seriously. JG Construction should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 39 Southcrest Rd, Redditch, B98 7JG or 07980 349087.

Hay On Wye home purchasers may need to consider that number of styles have been used for centuries. One example is Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can wet weather have on our new home in Hay On Wye, and does our home buyers survey mention it?

Regular rainfall is common in Hay On Wye and across the country, but rainfall and the effect it can have on buildings are rarely paid due attention. One indication that downspouts are a cause for concern is water pooling below gutters, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair fairly cheaply.