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Home Buyers Survey in Hinckley

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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 Hinckley

    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 Hinckley

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

    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 opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Hinckley and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Hinckley 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 advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Hinckley property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Hinckley House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 18th Century barn conversion in Hinckley. What should be budgeted for upkeep?

For houses in Hinckley built before the 20th Century, age can sometimes be an issue. Hinckley homes built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to repair. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. This may make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential. Contact the building surveyor for more detail.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a danger of asbestos lagging situated in the maisonette. Why would there be asbestos, are there any health risks and will the building survey in Hinckley report on it?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example gutters. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in eaves. Technically all forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Never endeavour to get rid of it yourself. Hinckley Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos during the survey and should inform you of the options.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor check the state of the gas supply?

A qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually check any easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the meter is in an escape route at the building, as well as gas associated installations, for instance chimney linings. Fittings won't actually be undone. The gas system will not be tested at all. Gas is potentially hazardous, should there be any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Stone block wall damage

Can property in Hinckley partially constructed with stone cause issues for owners? What should we look in to?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues including delaminated render affect many stone-walled buildings. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Hinckley should be able to supply local stone.

If, in the course of carrying out maintenance, you need further advice, contact a Hinckley expert. For example, Fireplace World (Hinckley) Ltd of 80 Rugby Road, Hinckley, LE10 0QD may be able to assist.