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Home Buyers Survey in Heathrow

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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 Heathrow

    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 Heathrow

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Heathrow property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Heathrow property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Heathrow property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Heathrow Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get English Garden Wall bond upkeep guidance for the Victorian property we are purchasing?

Brick-walled Heathrow converted property can experience considerable issues. Any such issues ought to be reported on. An especially severe issue is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Mac M Ltd at 22 Grange Avenue, Woodford Green, IG8 9JT on 020 8504 3885.

For example, basket weave bonds or Flemish bond may be used in the construction of converted property in Heathrow.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Heathrow? Does a Heathrow Property Survey discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Whether a home was built in 1701 or 2001, factors as varied as termites or Japanese knotweed can create significant expense for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues, with severe changes in the water table level and soil swelling being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Heathrow home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor flat in Heathrow, does the home buyers survey investigate indications of flood damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record. Both house purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may advise on needed maintenance.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. The chartered surveyor may ask the residents about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

No flood alerts were announced for Heathrow, according to the Environment Agency.

*This information correct - 4th January 2013