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Home Buyers Survey in Heckmondwike

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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 Heckmondwike

    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 Heckmondwike

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Heckmondwike

    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 we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Heckmondwike and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Heckmondwike property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations on the Heckmondwike property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Heckmondwike property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Heckmondwike Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has mentioned subsidence has been a problem. What options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will often occur in newly constructed buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. A builder should return to a new building within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

House Prices

Is £131, 460 the right sort of price to buy a detached house in WF15 in Heckmondwike for and what different issues will your surveyor take into account on a professional valuation ?

There is a near endless list of things which could affect house prices, for example the view (good or bad) or the local crime statistics. One method is to put side by side house prices achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties.

The means house prices registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £123, 460, which is £8, 000 less than the amount the vendor is asking for (£119, 213 was the blended house/flat average). 21, Gomersal Road, Heckmondwike, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, WF16 9BU a detached property sold for £220, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. A local surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

Damaged Render

What will your RICS Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency home in Heckmondwike that I wish to buy.

Stucco is really a specific type of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. The effect is highly appealing and is/was often found on Victorian buildings. It is almost exactly the same as mortar to apply. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Heckmondwike Homebuyer Reports frequently highlight issues for example, when stucco is exposed to driving rain which gets saturated prone to damage from frost.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Remedying problems with stucco can be difficult as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of pests in the bedrooms - What can we do?

Heckmondwike homes are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Evidence may not be easy to find, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to an infestation can include destruction of tainted materials.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your RICS surveyor.