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Home Buyers Survey in Hazlemere

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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 Hazlemere

    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 Hazlemere

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

    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 Hazlemere

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hazlemere and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Hazlemere property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Hazlemere property's condition along with information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Hazlemere House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 16th Century cottage in Hazlemere. Will the age of the house be a problem?

For houses in Hazlemere built before the 20th Century, age can create issues for homeowners. Hazlemere houses showcasing traditional methods can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for property in a conservation area, .

Construction materials, such as stone quarried in the Hazlemere area, may be required. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey.

One example of traditional building methods is Wychert. This mixture of clay and straw is extremely rare in more modern homes. In Hazlemere and other areas of Buckinghamshire, wychert construction is particularly common.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a flat in Hazlemere and saw evidence of cracks down the gable wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the property. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent said that the had been a problem with leaks in the roof, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does a surveyor look into during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of RICS surveyors by home buyers who are aware that property can be blighted by roofing woes, like mould. Every element should be checked, e.g. trusses. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Hazlemere, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the RICS surveyors will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a builder a quote for any suggested work. Contact Able Roofing of 17 Forest Way, High Wycombe, HP13 7JF on 01494 535280 for an estimate.