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Home Buyers Survey in Heaton

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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 Heaton

    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 Heaton

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

    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 Heaton

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Heaton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Heaton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the Heaton property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Heaton Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1985-built flat in Heaton and spotted that there is a 28mm crack above the windows in the sitting room. What subsidence issues will the property survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Heaton, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will the Heaton Property Survey look into this?

Whether a house was built in 1703 or 2003, factors as varied as flooding or fungal decay can create major repair bills for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable separation of the skirting board from the floor, to complete structural failure. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Heaton, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Heaton?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact rainfall can have on houses in Heaton is rarely considered properly. Signs that gutters are worth a closer look include mildew or damp in the roof. This can lead to collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve for a reasonable cost. If disregarded, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.