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Home Buyers Survey in Heathfield

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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 Heathfield

    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 Heathfield

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

    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 Heathfield

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Heathfield and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Heathfield property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Heathfield property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Heathfield Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about vermin. Will a surveyor look into this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. This danger should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems in the old property - What will our Heathfield surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

Houses in Heathfield with no other major issues can often hide issues with the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. purlins. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Re-flashing and re-tiling, among other aspects of roof repair, can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a home's foundations? What should we expect a HomeBuyer Report to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in Heathfield can have unwanted consequences. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, cracked plaster may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Heathfield, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. 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.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a building close to a landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms including industrial waste. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example .

Surveys in Heathfield will find any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Wealden Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

English Heritage

We are intending to purchase a home near Holy Trinity Priory , will this affect the property's value?

Holy Trinity Priory is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly enhance the desirability of an area. Your RICS valuer will consider many regional criteria when conducting homebuyer report in Heathfield. Visit the English Heritage website for further information on Holy Trinity Priory.