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Home Buyers Survey in Helsby

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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 Helsby

    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 Helsby

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

    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 Helsby

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Helsby and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Helsby property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Helsby property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Helsby Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a 18th Century gatehouse in Helsby. Will the home's age be an issue?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can often be problematic. Helsby structures featuring traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. .

Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may also need to be sourced. This can create disruption for new owners. If you have doubts, speak to your RICS surveyor for more information.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could damp weather have on a property in Helsby? Could damaged drainage lower the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which rainfall has on your home is usually overlooked. One indication that downspouts are damaged is leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage, and may lead to rising damp. Whether buying in Helsby or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. If not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the estate agent has told us that it has been built with York stone. What should we be particularly aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include displacement. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be an infestation at the building in Helsby we're buying, but we are not certain. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for pests may include use of poison.