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Home Buyers Survey in Henfield

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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 Henfield

    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 Henfield

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

    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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Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Henfield and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Henfield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Henfield property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Henfield Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Henfield? Will the HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Henfield subsidence could be worth checking. What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new home within a few months in order to repair settlement damage.

Cracks to a garage are a clear sign of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.